The winner of this division will be right around .500 and there is a good chance that the crappy winning team will be in the playoffs with a losing record. They are a combined 35 games under .500 and this is with playing each other most of the year. Not to exaggerate or anything but this is possibly the worst division in the entire history of baseball.
Every team in the AL outside of Tampa, KC and Seattle could easily win this division.
Don't you think that it is time to do away with automatic playoff berth for division winners and bring in balanced schedules? We need a change, the NL West is just embarassing for the MLB.
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Mookie4ever wrote:Yeah, we only scored 9 against the Yanks last night
Oh, and the Mets scored 18.
18 runs spread over the entire year could win you the NL West.
Sigh, you had to rub it in didn't you. I traded RJ for Vernon Wells 2 weeks ago before his start @ TB coming off the back issue and I was screaming bloody murder that I made a mistake but after this week of seeing Vernon Wells I'm reminded why I made the deal in the first place. He probably won't see my bench the rest of the season.
The NL West is terrible this year, and looks to be bad for the near future. The Giants are old and getting older, the Dbacks seem to be run by Cam Bonifay and Dan Duquette's love child, the Padres can't hit, the Dodgers still need to get out from under a ton of bad contracts, and the Rockies are... well, they're the damn Rockies.
In other words, not only is this division bad, but they're going to stay pretty bad. It is time to do away with these schedules that allow the Padres to appear semi-respectable by beating up on the Rockies and Giants all year. You could put one of those old MTV Rock n' Jock teams on the field and they could go .500 against the NL West.