Comments on: Surveying the National League – Part 1 of 2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/surveying-the-national-league-part-1-of-2.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:54:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/surveying-the-national-league-part-1-of-2.html#comment-16506 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34311#comment-16506 I don’t entirely disagree with that, but Part 2 will focus on the “contenders” and I’m pretty sure that The Magic Group is ready to throw a bunch of money at a playoff run.
Plus, by the same token as you state with Upton, the Dodgers have been playing without Matt Kemp for most of the year. But yes, I am down on the D-backs. When I first started writing this a few days ago, they were under .500 so they’ve been on a mini-roll just to get to this point.

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By: Andrew Smalley http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/surveying-the-national-league-part-1-of-2.html#comment-16504 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34311#comment-16504 I think you – at the same time- are underestimating the D-Backs and overestimating the Dodgers. 5.5 games behind a team that has won w/ a lot of smoke and mirrors…..in late June is not a hill that cannot be easily climbed. Plus, when you consider that they’ve had to play Willie Bloomquist at SS because of Drew’s injury, it seems they are ripe for a good second-half (not to mention the absence of power that Upton has shown thus far), as evidenced by their current last 10 games.

The NL West is far from over, as I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if the Dodgers collapse.

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