GiantsFan14 wrote:Nats, but I think the Braves could challenge them.
I agree. I like the Braves but I don't think adding the Uptons will make them better than they were in 2012. In fact I think they're considerably worse. They lost Prado, Bourn and Chipper. That's 15 WAR. The Upton brothers might
replace half of that. They're going to be playing Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson as their 3B tandem and frankly, they kinda stink. We also don't know about McCann. The rotation is questionable, with everybody expecting too much from Medlen and Teheran. I have serious doubts about both of them. They'll be without Beachy for a long time, and we don't know how long it'll take him to get back to where he was at. Minor and Hudson are pretty good 3rd/4th starters. But none of this improves on last season. I see 5 mediocre starters. The bullpen is excellent, but Venters looks to be injured. And we all know how volatile relievers are. But still, between those 4 great arms they should be among the best in the league i that respect.
So... yeah, I went with the Nationals. If Haren and the Zimmerman(n)s are healthy, they are probably the best team in baseball.