Sunday, March 15, 2009

Poll Results: Who Will Win the NL West?

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

Well, 46 of you chimed in (c'mon people, VOTE!), and here are the results:

1 (2%)
9 (19%)
2 (4%)
27 (58%)
7 (15%)

I'm very surprised with how little support the Diamondbacks got from the people. This is a exciting, young team that has plenty of potential and two of the best starting pitchers in baseball (Webb and Haren). If the Diamondbacks can get some consistency from Chris Young and find a reliable closer, then this team could be a major sleeper in 2009. I'm tellin' ya, the pieces are in place.

The Giants have become quite a popular sleeper pick over the last couple weeks and I'm not entirely sure why. I love their pitching just as much as the next guy, but the fact remains that their offense stinks. I'm sorry, but if Bengie Molina is your cleanup got some serious issues. Can Sandoval and Ishikawa put up big numbers? That question could determine the Giants fate in 2009.

And finally, we have the Dodgers, who should be the favorites to win the NL West. With Manny Ramirez now on board, the Dodgers have one of the best offenses in the National League, which complements their rapidly improving pitching staff. They will need to add another starter down the road, but look for the Dodgers to have a big season in 2009.

Next Poll: Who win the 2009 AL East? VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

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