Hey, so the Sporting News has some predictions about the 2010 NL Central:
1. St. Louis Cardinals
2. Chicago Cubs (Wild Card)
3. Milwaukee Brewers
4. Cincinnati Reds
5. Houston Astros
6. Pittsburgh Pirates
And Stan McNeal adds three predictions about the Astros:
1. Lance Berkman, recovering from knee surgery, will hobble through another season and the Astros will bid him farewell.
2. Tommy Manzella will play strong defense but won't hit enough to be rookie of the year.
3. Jason Castro will emerge as the regular catcher because of J.R. Towles' continued hitting struggles.