the phillies are my pick to make the playoffs as of now. all of their pitchers can only improve over their current performance and their offense is better than last year. most importantly they dont have Mesa anymore.
the Marlins i dont think they have enough offense and Pavano and Penny should slow down a lil after their first halfs. their only hope is for Beckett and Burnett to get back to full health and go on a total tear.
the Mets are playing very well but again i dont expect the pitching to hold up as it is. their chances depend on who they can acquire.
Braves- dont wanna count 'em out, but- Bobby Cox. Giles and Chipper are should be strong in the second half. anything can happen. it'll be a pretty close division tho.