Braves need more offensive consistency behind prado
defense is okay
starting pitching is doing well, hudson lights out, jurrjens coming back
project braves 94-68, 1st place
Mets overachieved offensively, Wright back to form, SP gets a plus grade, Santana terrific, Pelfrey great, Dickey "tremendous find", Takahashi good adjustment, bullpen not as good as previous seasons, K-Rod not the same, 3rd place, 85-77 - Mets need another legit starter, need an impact pitcher at the trade deadline
Phillies, injuries & inconsistencies, 5th in the league in runs, should be better, good defensively, starters have done well enough, 6th in the league in ERA and QS, bullpen has struggled, 1st place, 94-68
Marlins - mediocre, bad defense, built around a young pitching staff, starters middle of hte road, JJ tops, good bullpen, C grade overall, 80-82 finish, 4th, need to improve defense
Nationals, should be better, defense holds them down, pretty good offense, not great. starting could be better but defense hurts, bullpen big improvement over last year. C+ grade, finish 80-82, 4th place. Zimmermann coming back.