The National League has been filled with surprises and quality baseball this year. The Mets are showing signs of life. The time is finally here for the Chicago Cubs. The Atlanta Braves are exhibiting promise. The Nationals and the Dodgers are as good as advertised. And the Pittsburgh Pirates are making it three years in a row of competing. But ultimately in this first half there’s been one team that has stood high above the rest: the St. Louis Cardinals. On this podcast we give every team in the league a grade and discuss whether anybody can catch the team from the Gateway City. Enjoy.
02:28: Some banter about the All Star Game and whether Clayton Kershaw will ever stop being Clayton Manning when the pressure is on. Also some stuff about Todd Frazier, the most interesting man in the world.
08:16: National League East: The Nationals should be better, but in a thin division they will likely run away with it. Is a lack of competition masking serious concerns about depth in Washington?
36:27: National League Central: The ever-unlucky Cubs have gotten good just in time for the Cardinals and Pirates to get even better. Do the North Siders stand a chance in the toughest division in baseball?
01:01: 46: National League West: The Dodgers are out in front, as expected. But a lack of pitching depth and struggles with getting runners over could make for another first round playoff lose.
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