the astros are the defending league champs. the cubs added pierre and some 'penners. the brewers are young and improving and poised to break out. the reds and pirates will also field teams.
but then, the astros won't have rocket (unless he comes back midseason); the cubs will have dusty; and the brewers haven't been above .500 since i don't know when. the reds and pirates, like i said, will also field teams.
who do you think will provide stl's biggest competition for the division title? what are the odds that one of them knocks the cards off this year?