Mar 19, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig (21) connects for a solo home run in the fourth inning during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Bold Predictions: National League Central

Chicago Cubs

Anthony Rizzo will be a National League All-Star and Alfonso Soriano will finally be traded out of the Windy City after years of being a trade candidate.

Cincinnati Reds

Short and sweet, but behind Cy Young candidate, Johnny Cueto, and a powerful lineup, the Reds will win the World Series in 2013.

Milwaukee Brewers

Norichika Aoki and Jean Segura will each have breakout years and post solid numbers in their sophomore seasons. Kyle Lohse will turn out to be a disappointment and not worth the $33 million dollars invested into him earlier this week.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Is a winning season on its way? Sure, we’ll say it is, but look for A.J. Burnett to take a steady decline from the season we saw in 2012, while Travis Snider emerges into the first round pick talent we heard about seven years ago.

St. Louis Cardinals

Allen Craig will be the best offensive player in their lineup and baseball fans will finally hear about the most unsung hero in the MLB over the past couple years.

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