The St. Louis Globe-Democrat's Alvin Reid has some bold statements for you, most of them of the "OMG! The Holy Cardinals Are Behind the Reds!" variety. But then he sets his sights on the rest of the NL Central:
The Cardinals will win the division, I’m still quite convinced.
The Reds’ young pitchers will most likely fade as the summer heat takes its toll. The Milwaukee Brewers are on the way down, not up. The Chicago Cubs had one of baseball’s easiest schedules during the first six weeks of the season and have done nothing with it.
Look for Lou Piniella to be out of work – probably by choice – by the All-Star Break in July.
The Pirates and Houston Astros are dreadful. Don’t let the sweep of the Cardinals fool you, the Astros will hold a fire-sale and unload what few stars are left on the roster come midseason...
...If you told me that the Cardinals would be a half-game out of first place on May 17 I would have told you that you were crazy.
Poor guy, just doesn't know how to handle expectations...