Last year the Reds surprised many people and won the NL Central behind Joey Votto and some pleasant surprises in Drew Stubbs and Scott Rolen.
Albert Pujols had another great year, hitting 40+ again and keeping the average up. Adam Wainwright also had another great season, becoming a 20 game winner and further solidifying himself as an elite pitcher. Not to mention, they still have another ace in Chris Carpenter.
Notable additions for the Cardinals so far this off-season include Lance Berkman, Pedro Feliz, Ryan Theriot, and Brian Tallet. They got much-needed help at third base, which is a big plus.
So can the Cardinals take back the NL Central, or will the Reds defend their title? Or, will we see the Brewers emerge with the amazing off-season they have had, or possibly another team (how about the Pirates...haha, I'm only kidding).