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NL Central Notes: Reds rebuild, Cubs offense

The latest from around the National League Central.

New York Yankees v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Trading a star player during a rebuild certainly isn’t the easiest thing to do, for both the team and it’s fans. When the Reds traded outfielder Jay Bruce to the Mets, it was the end of a year long attempt at moving the slugger.

Some of the Reds players, Homer Bailey included, were not happy with this decision. Bailey was candid, saying that he thought the Mets got the better end of the day, unless second baseman Dilson Herrera turns out to be as good as Robinson Cano.

More from around the National League Central:

  • It’s not a conversation that most probably thought was going to need to take place, but it’s fair now to ask if after all the Cubs did to sure up their bullpen, if they have enough offense to make a run in October.
  • Early reaction to what the Brewers did this deadline should give Brewers fans hope for the future.
  • The Cardinals 25-man roster has been a revolving door this season, and that continued with the addition of Zack Duke and the activation of Jhonny Peralta and Brandon Moss.
  • Some fans are trying to justify the Pirates trade of Francisco Liriano. These two arguments need to be stopped, says Dan Hopper of Bucs Dugout.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

San Francisco 61-45 — GB

LA Dodgers 59-47 2.0 GB

Colorado 53-53 8.0 GB

San Diego 46-60 15.0 GB

Arizona 43-63 18.0 GB