Monday, August 4, 2008

National League West: Not Pretty but Still Undecided

All baseball fans know that this year, the National League West is the weakest division in the sport. Not one of the five teams in the division posted a winning record in interleague play, and the first place team in the division, the Dbacks, stand at only .514. That record would make them third or worse in any other division. While the records might be disgusting, the lack of a clear leader will make the remaining games even more exciting. While Arizona and L.A. seem to be the only teams battling for a playoff birth, we can't count the Rockies out yet, who sit 7 games out entering Monday's games. Remember that it was the Rockies who won 14 out of their last 15 games last year to win the wild card for the National League. And with the help of a surging Matt Holiday (9 Hr, 21 RBIs, 25 Runs, 5 Stolen Bases, .447 OBP), a comeback of 7 games is definitely not out of the picture. We'll get so see Arizona's aces (Webb and Haren), the Dodgers' Manny Ramirez, and the Rockies' Matt Holiday battle it out for the remaining 52 games in the season. Oh boy, this'll be a good one!

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