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  1. Making case for Brewers to win NL Central

    Christina Kahrl

    You can forgive people if they've been waiting for the other shoe to drop concerning the Milwaukee Brewers. They weren't expected to win the National League Central, after all, let alone threaten to own the circuit's best record at the All-Star break...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Reds' Leake coming into his own

    Christina Kahrl

    As we head into the stretch run, the Reds may be in third place in the NL Central, but they are among the heavy favorites to return to the postseason. And while an offense that features former MVP Joey Votto draws a lot of the attention, this year it...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  3. MLB - Winter Forecast for teams in National League Central

    Christina Kahrl

    Assessing what lies ahead this offseason for the Reds, Cardinals, Brewers, Pirates and Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  4. NL Central: Three fixes for each team

    Christina Kahrl

    Now in its last-ever season as Bud Selig's six-team division, the NL Central gave us the league's pennant contenders, and figures to give us one of the most interesting offseasons of any division in baseball. Not least because the challenges confront...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  5. Tilting the balance of NL Central power

    Christina Kahrl

    After Tuesday night's extra-inning mayhem in Milwaukee between the Cardinals and Brewers, complete with trash talk, beanball wars and umps' warnings, the NL Central race seems made of the stuff other sports' contests in the Midwest, equal parts parit...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  6. Add an ace to the Reds' recipe

    Christina Kahrl

    Like more than a few teams, the Reds are nearing the season's one-third mark mucking around .500, They're closer to fifth place than first in the NL Central, but in today's parity party, half the league is within single three-game series of the Reds....

    Blog | May 28, 2011
  7. Central thoughts: Greinke, V-Mart, Twins

    Christina Kahrl

    Both Central Divisions have their share of first-month flops. If you were to look at the AL Central's standings, you might think they were making like the redcoats at Yorktown, marching to the beat of "The World Turned Upside Down." The NL Central is...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  8. Kahrl's NL picks: Marlins to win wild card

    Christina Kahrl

    It has been said that the Romans rioted the first time they listened to a Greek philosopher who argued first one side of an argument, and then the other. Since I advanced an argument for why the Cardinals are still favored to win the NL Central by on...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  9. NL Central closers: Concern is warranted

    Christina Kahrl

    It's a mantra this time of year: Early-season action can lead to early-season overreactions, producing hastily conjured trends. Consider the lot of NL Central closers after their teams' first series: March 31 Up 6-3, Brewer John Axford blows t...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  10. Cardinals still rate as NL Central favorites

    Christina Kahrl

    You can forgive the Cardinals if you think they might be punch-drunk with bad news. Between losing Adam Wainwright for the season and then having to see Matt Holliday disabled -- but not DL'd -- with a laparascopic appendectomy, you might wonder if f...

    Blog | April 02, 2011
  11. Relentlessly consistent Reds clinch Central

    Christina Kahrl

    The Reds came away with the National League Central title, a triumph of consistency that we could have anticipated for weeks. But that shouldn't take anything away from their triumph -- indeed, the absence of drama in a feat built over 5.5 months...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  12. Brewers create drama at odd time

    Christina Kahrl

    MILWAUKEE -- Tony Plush's tweet war! K-Rod crabs about role! Prince says this is probably final year in Milwaukee! National League Central lead shrinks by five games in eight days! With headlines like these, you'd think everyone's hair was on fire. I...

    Blog | September 15, 2011