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03-02-2013, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Leafsdude7 View Post
Eh. I don't think the Braves and Nats rosters are all that impressive. I find it hard to bet on either of them over a team with Halladay, Hamels and Lee and a lineup of Rollins, Revere, Utley, Howard, Delmon Young and Carlos Ruiz, regardless of their injury-filled season and/or the poor numbers most of them had. The bullpen is iffy on paper, but most bullpens are hard to predict accurately before the season anyway.

I think there's more chance that the Braves and Nats regress this year than that the Phillies struggle as much as they did last.

In all honesty, if there's something I'm uncertain about in my projections it's that both Atlanta and Washington get the wild card spots, but with Miami dealing away everything and the Mets looking just as bad as last year, I think they got a lot of teams to beat up on. If the Reds and/or Giants join one of them or both get wild card spots, I wouldn't be totally surprised, though.
Except that's an average lineup when healthy. Regardless of Carlos Ruiz having another career year.

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