PECOTA has come out with their yearly predictions for MLB. They project 96 wins for the Cubs, who they think will have the best record in the National League. Last year the projected 91 wins for the Chicago Cubs. Here's the rest of the NL Central behind the 96-66 Cubs:
By the way, PECOTA predicts that the White Sox will finish last in the AL Central with a 74-88 record!
Cubs pitching projections:
Carlos Zambrano: 12-9 with a 4.12 ERA.
Ryan Dempster: 10-9 with a 4.10 ERA.
Ted Lilly: 11-9 with a 4.26 ERA.
Rich Harden: 11-5 with a 3.05.
Aaron Heilman: 2-2 with 2 saves and 10 starts, 4.52 ERA
Sean Marshall: 7-6 with 2 saves in 22 starts, 4.29 ERA .
I will kee you posted on the rumors.