The National League Central is split by 4.5 games. The Chicago Cubs lead the way at 47-43, the Cincinnati Reds are sitting fifth just five games under .500 at 41-46.
St. Louis Cardinals have been over .500 in each of the last 11 seasons. The streak is set to continue in 2019 after Paul Goldschmidt's arrival.
Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto has been at the centre of trade speculation all offseason. San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds are the two latest teams to be linked with the All-Star catcher, as reported by Ken Rosenthal on Monday.
The story of the 2018 Cardinals, who could be the surprise force in the National League.