The Updater: New big teams in baseball


Who would’ve thought the standings would look like this? I saw the NL east coming, but with the other two, you got me there.

Right now, the Nationals are in the lead of the NL East and have won exactly 60% of their games so far – 27, to be exact. That, I saw coming, and if you really want to know, please just read past posts. But the Dodgers having a best-in-baseball record of 30 and 15? That I didn’t see coming, but I feel pretty stupid not for doing that.

At the end of last year, 2/3 of the team was batting higher than .277 – which is good. The combined era of the team’s pitching rotation was 3.38, which is great. And considering they retained most of these players, is extremely good. So, there goes the D-Backs’ hold of the NL West, or really, the Giants and Diamondbacks’.

With the Rangers, they’ve been dukes in baseball for a while. But with the way Josh Hamilton is playing, they’ve become kings and are officially the team to beat.

So, now you’re probably asking yourself, “Why is he telling me all this?”

Here’s why – because it used to be different. Oh, once upon a time, teams like the Phillies, Red Sox and Yankees ruled baseball, and nobody could stop them, no matter how hard they try.

But now there are new kings in baseball, and I think they could be here – to stay.



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