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Brewers are in good company

On the topic of the National League Central's relative strength, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin was talking Saturday about how four members of the division could finish .500 or better again.

That doesn't make it baseball's best division, not with all the New York-Boston money and the promising Blue Jays and defending league champion Rays congregating in the AL East, but it puts it in the ballpark.

Outside of those two, no division is likely to place a quartet at break-even or beyond. That the NL Central and the AL East did it last season as well says a lot about where the power is concentrated.

In fact, at no other time this decade have four teams from the same division finished .500 or above in the same season. It's a rarity that puts added perspective on the Brewers' rise to prominence, considering the minefield they're again navigating.

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