I'm suprised so many people said the Pirates. Maybe just muscle memory?
There could be a point to that but I also know its not an unreasonable position. Reds and Cardinals are clearly the class of the NL Central and I don't really see much of a difference between the other 3. Cubs have built a pretty decent pitching staff but has rather easily the worst lineup in the division and the Brewers have a very solid lineup but tons of questions on the pitching side. THe Pirates on the other hand look to be right in the middle. I mean I don't see either the hitting or pitching being terrible but then again I don't see either really being that great either.
I think chances are one of the Cardinals or Reds stumbles some and one of the other 3 takes advantage, gets a few breaks and is comeptitve for a wildcard spot fairly deep into the season. Meanwhile one will just be kind of a blah 75 win team and another will struggle.
I think the Marlins, Cubs, Rockies, Orioles, Twins and Astros will finish last in their divisions with the Astros being the worst. But honestly I think the NLC, NLW and ALE can be easily debated.
There is basically no difference between both leagues. And the Astros joining the AL makes it even more even, if not in favor of the NL.
You remove the Astros out of the NL and put them in the AL....it's going to sway big time.
All you did was show me a list of league statistics, in which each league the vast majority of the time plays itself. While The Astros will change things, there isn't any evidence yet to support your claim. The AL still kicked the NL's *** during interleague play.