The NL Central in 2012 is going to look very different than it did in 2011. The best first baseman in the division- possibly the whole league- in Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols have departed for the American League and will compete in brand new pennant races (at least for them). Ryan Braun could be gone for 50 games. The Cubs have a revamped front office. The Reds might finally have some pitching to work with.
However, the division is going to look even more different in 2013, considering it’s going to be missing a team.