Right now the Phillies are losing. Their pitching is just dreadful and they are keeping everyone in the division race when they could have been putting everyone out of it.
The Mets are having to adjust to their giant new park, Citi Field, and trying to make up for the injuries in Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, and Jose Reyes. This leaves David Wright to try and keep his team in it. The starting pitching is not to great either.
Now look at the Braves. We have a great starting rotation and a very good bullpen. Once Tim Hudson comes back we will have the best rotation in the National League, and maybe the Majors and our bullpen will be even better because Kawakami will replace JoJo.
Martin Prado is terring the cover off of the ball lately and will most likely have a great season and continue to start at second. Brian McCann is always consistently hitting the ball and if runners get on base, Chipper is going to drive them in.
In tonight’s game against Philly we are winning 9 to 1 in the 6th inning without Nate McLouth and Yunel Escobar (who is leading the team in RBI and Runs). Once those two come back then the lineup could actually start scoring runs. Nate McLouth, Yunel Escobar, Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, and the new Martin Prado does not seem that bad to me and it actually sounds pretty good once you consider another big bat is inevitably on the way.
Casey Kotchman also consistently puts the ball in play and Matt Diaz is batting in the higher .200’s
This means that Jeff Francouer, Kelly Johnson, Garret Anderson, and some young pitching could be used as trade chips (some people say Yunel could be to, but I really think we should keep him considering he is a beast and we don’t have another everyday shortstop). We have the pieces to land another bat without giving up any of our (contributing) starters.
So Atlanta is easily one move away from taking this division by storm.