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Speacial Edition: NL East

1. Philedelphia Phillies 93-69 Key Additions: SP Roy Halladay, 3B Placido Polanco
After two seasons straight winning not just the NL East but the whole National League, the Phillies want to make it three straight. So they traded off Cliff Lee in order to grab former Blue Jay Roy Halladay. Plus, they added Placido Polanco to replace Pedro Feliz. With power hitters Ryan Howard and Chase Utley they could well score the most runs in the NL.
2. Atlanta Braves 86-76 Key Additions: 1B Troy Glaus, LF Melky Cabrera
Atlanta could win the NL East because of their interesting mix of veterans and young stars. The veteran side: 3B Chipper Jones and C Brian McCann. Young side: Jason Heyward and Tommy Hanson. The pitching staff is led by Derek Lowe and Tim Hudson, who are very experienced.
3. Florida Marlins 87-75 Key Additions: SP Nate Robertson, 3B Mike Lamb
It seems every season that the Marlins are predicted to finish near the bottom of the NL East and they defy expectations. Like last season. The reason the Marlins won 87 games was the play of Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla. Plus NL rookie of the year Chris Coghlan hit 321. last season. The Marlins might defy my prediction and climb even farther up the NL East.
4. New York Mets 70-92 Key Additions: LF Jason Bay, 0F Gary Matthews Jr.
The expectations were very high in New York last season. And it all went terribly wrong losing 92 games. Though, David Wright and Jose Reyes, two of the better Mets the past few years, are healthy. Plus they added former Pirate Jason Bay. The pitching staff is decent and the bullpen should be alot better this season if Francisco Rodriguez and J.J. Putz hold up.
5. Washington Nationals 59-103 Key Additions: SP Steven Strasburg, SP Chien-Ming Wang
After losing 103 games last season the Nats look like a lock to finish last in the NL East. So they added to pitchers to a vulnerable pitching staff in Steven Strasburg and Chien-Ming Wang. The offense is pretty good. Adam Dunn has great power and Nyjer Morgan has potential. But the Nats are still too weak.

Predicted Records: Philedelphia, 100-62, Atlanta, 93-69, Florida, 85-77, New York, 76-86, Washington, 61-91

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