Premature NL Central Preview

Originally posted on Blue Jays Luddite

So, unless the Cardinals swoop in and sign Prince Fielder, it looks like the Reds are going to run away with the NL Central in 2012... Not only have they traded for Mat Latos, one of the best young starters available, but they've also got one of the bullpen bargains of the off-season (Sergio Santos notwithstanding) in signing Ryan Madson to a four year $44 million dollar deal one year $8.5 million dollar deal. Based on starting pitching, the Brewers and Cardinals could make it interesting, but I don't think that they can match Cincinnati's offense.