Well, 42 of you chimed in (c'mon people, VOTE!), and here are the results:
Another close race this season, eh? The Phillies beat out the Mets by just one vote! That's exactly what I am expecting. The Mets and Phillies have evolved into quite the rivalry over the past three seasons and I look forward to another drama filled and heart pounding season from these two teams.
I find it fascinating that the Marlins only got 1 vote. Hell, even the Nationals got more votes than the Marlins! I know that almost no one knows who plays on the Marlins these days given their limited spending, but this is a talented bunch that might emerge as a dark horse playoff contender in 2009.
This should be a very competitive division is 2009 that probably won't be decided until the final days in September. No team is terribly weak in this division and even the once lowly Nationals should be more competitive than they were in years past. I can honestly see either the Mets, Phillies, Braves, or Marlins winning the NL East in 2009, which will be good for baseball, but bad for my heart.
Next Poll: Who win the 2009 NL Central? VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!