Last year, it wasn't until there was less than a week remaining in the regular season that it became clear that the division winner would not finish sub-.500.
So, yeah, I'm surprised. But it's early.
The good news for the division is that three teams -- the Rockies, D-Backs, and Dodgers appear to be loaded with excellent young talent.
The NL West will be a premier division soon if it hasn't already turned that corner.
A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more. ~Arthur Daley