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M-SABR 2017 Season Preview: NL Central

(Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Today, we look at the NL Central. While the Brewers have not made the playoffs since their 2011 division-winning season, and the Reds have greatly struggled since their 2013 wildcard season, the NL Central still has three playoff contenders. In 2015, the Cardinals won 100 games, the Pirates won 98 games, and the Cubs won 97. The Cardinals, however, only won 86 games in 2016, and the Pirates dropped below .500 to a 78-83 record. Will the NL Central continue to be dominated by the Cubs this year, or will the Cards and Pirates step up? Previews are given in alphabetical order; standings predictions will be released before Opening Day.

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