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Sports Poll: Who Wins the NL East?

Major League Baseball season began last week and as of right now, the Mets have not been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Who do you think has the best chance to win the NL East?

dealt with this Eastern Division in the American League. This week, we are looking at the East in the Senior Circuit.

With Major League Baseball switching the rules this season, more importance has been placed on actually winning the division. The National League East has as much fire power as anyone else and it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see that division get three teams into the playoffs.

The Mets looked good on opening day, but the team has gone through a difficult offseason as it prematurely lost one of its team’s  when Jose Reyes left to join a division rival, and watched the owners pay off millions as a result of the Madoff Ponzi Scheme. 

Needless to say, it looks like New York is ready to take its place in the division’s cellar while Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia and even Washington fight for the playoffs. 

Atlanta may want to come out strong after a historic collapse last season, while Philadelphia still has enough starting pitching to carry it through any race. Washington’s young guns may finally be ready for center stage and the newly-named Miami Marlins are looking to make some noise with the new manager, new shortstop and new ballpark. 

The playoffs may still be months away, but it is never to early to start speculating who will win the National League East.

Rasheed Oluwa April 08, 2012 at 06:04 PM
I'm glad to see that the Mets are off to a 2-0 start, but I have to be realistic. The Phillies are the best team in the NL East. But anything can happen. I remember thinking the Philadelphia Eagles were the best team in the NFC East last year, and we all know how their season turned out.
Pat April 08, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Very strong division with the exception of the Mets. The Mets will finish in last place.
Josh Semendoff April 08, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Oh the Mets for sure!! 3-0, next stop, the NL East Crown! (Hahaha)
Johan April 09, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Atlanta is overrated. I hope Ryan Howard and Chase Utley never play another game. I despise Philthadelphia with a passion. They're such trashy people.
Mark Rinaldi April 09, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I agree with you that people may like Atlanta a little too much, but you can not discount what the Braves did last season. They do the same thing this year and they are in the playoffs. That being said if Ozzie can put this Castro thing behind him I see the Marlins and Phills in the playoffs.

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