Philadelphia Phillies - 91 - 71
Atlanta Braves - 86 - 76*
Florida Marlins - 83 - 79
New York Mets - 77 - 85
Washington Nationals - 74 - 88
- This is the Phillies league. Period.
- The Braves will make a solid run, but questions over the back of the bullpen and the effectiveness of Martin Prado, Chipper Jones, and Jason Heyward.
- The Marlins should add a pitcher at the deadline, if not sooner, if they want any chance of competing for the division.
St. Louis Cardinals - 87 - 75
Milwaukee Brewers - 82 - 80
Chicago Cubs - 78 - 84
Cincinnati Reds - 73 - 89
Houston Astros - 71 - 91
Pittsburgh Pirates - 68 - 94
- Adam Wainwright looked as good as ever in his last start, giving Cardinals fans a sigh of relief with the Brewers and Cubs breathing down their necks.
- The Brewers and Cubs should battle it out, but it looks like the Cubs will need big contributions from guys with low expectations. (Geovany Soto, Mike Fontenot, Kosuke Fukudome...)
- Aroldis Chapman will give the Reds a reason to hope.
Colorado Rockies - 85 - 77
Arizona Diamondbacks - 83 - 79
San Francisco Giants - 82 - 80
Los Angeles Dodgers - 80 - 82
San Diego Padres - 73 - 89
- The Rockies will need big performances from their pitchers, but it will be a very close race in the NL West this season.
- I see the Dodgers regressing with the lack of a capable ace. And it is not like they can just go out and buy one, considering the team has little to no money at its disposal.