National League Standings Predictions: March Project
Posted by JE Powell
Last week I made my AL Precictions and here (but, perhaps a little late) is the NL Predictions:
- Atlanta Braves–I picked them last year over Philadelphia last year and I am sticking with them this year, too. The main problem last year was health and they should be healthier this year.
- Philadelphia Phillies–They are getting older, but the pitching staff should keep them in the running for the division.
- Miami Marlins–Adding Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle will help, but I don’t think they are as good as the Braves or Phillies.
- Washington Nationals–Another improved team, but this is a tough division.
- New York Mets–There is nothing suggesting this team will finish anywhere other than last place.
- Arizona Diamondbacks–Finished first last year and will again this year.
- San Fransisco Giants–Great pitching staff, but not enough offense.
- Colorado Rockies–Still a middling team.
- Los Angeles Dodgers–They have the real MVP and the Cy Young winner, but are not good enough.
- San Diego Padres–Little pitching, even less offense equals last place.
- St. Louis Cardinals–Of course this is who I am going to pick to win the division. Losing He Who Shall Not Be Named (not Voldemort) could hurt, but getting Adam Wainwright back and the addition of Carlos Beltran will certainly help.
- Cincinatti Reds–Had some good additions, but losing Ryan Madson for the season hurts.
- Milwaukee Brewers–They lost Prince Fielder, but managed to keep Ryan “I Got Caught Cheating, But Managed To Get Off On A Technicality” Braun. Not as good as last year.
- Pittsburgh Pirates–Pirates’ fans have a reason to be excited, but no competing for the division excited.
- Chicago Cubs–Bad, but not as bad as the Central’s last place team.
- Houston Astros–They will be bad. but at least they will be out of the NL Central next year.
So, that is how I see things going down in the National League. Later this week will be my Awards predictions.