Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Poll Results: Who Will Win the NL East?

In our most recent poll, we asked "who will win the NL East in 2009?"

Well, 42 of you chimed in (c'mon people, VOTE!), and here are the results:

-Mets
15 (35%)
-Phillies
16 (38%)
-Braves
8 (19%)
-Marlins
1 (2%)
-Nationals
2 (4%)

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!

4 comments:

Bruce said...

Who voted for the Nats???

Josh said...

Bruce: The correct answer would be Jim Bowden.

tHeMARksMiTh said...

Hey, he voted twice. Isn't that voter fraud? Does that breach the ethics and morality clause in his contract so the Nationals can officially fire him?

Josh said...

tHeMARksMiTh: Hmmm, I'll have to check with Jose Rijo on that one...Jim Bowden should know the voting rules...and how old his "best" prospects allegedly are.

thanks for the great comment