NL West Report: Corbin impressive, the Giants a mirage?
The Rockies and the Diamondbacks lead the way early for a division that has 4 teams with winning records, the reigning NL player of the week, the defending champs. and some of the most exciting baseball being played anywhere.
The Dodgers have spent an exorbitant amount of money during the last twelve months, but will it pay off?
With the Giants and the Dodgers expected to fill the top two spots in the NL West this season, the most interesting race will be for third place. Which team is most likely to take away this inauspicious honor?
No general manager has been in the news this off-season more than Kevin Towers, who dealt two blue chip players in Trevor Bauer and Justin Upton. Just what did Arizona end up with after all that smoke and dynamite?
Happiness can't be bought, but it can be rented. And the Dodgers have the assets to be very happy in 2013.
Turning double plays one day, being fit for a prosthetic leg another. That was nearly what former Rockie Mark Ellis was facing.
The Diamondbacks aren't performing like 2011. After half the roster posted career seasons in 2011, only Ian Kennedy has been able to back it up in 2012.
Frank McCourt is out. The Dodgers can now improve, which is bad news for Rockies fans, as Colorado was 12.5 games WORSE than Los Angeles during the McCourt Divorce Drama Era.
There are sound reasons to believe Arizona will take a big step back. There are good reasons to believe Arizona will take a big step forward. That is why they will remain contenders for the division title, even if they will have to fight a little harder for it than last season.
The Bill Neukom drama in San Francisco joins the McCourt drama in LA. Suddenly, this division is in shambles
Kevin Towers and Kirk Gibson have gotten much credit for the Diamondbacks turnaround. I maintain their impact has been much less than many other factors.