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NL West Predictions

By Scott Allen

As we get ready for another fun-filled season in the NL West, here are my predictions for this division only.  I will make my MLB picks later this week.  The season for the Arizona Diamondbacks starts this Friday against the Colorado Rockies.

Here are my predictions:


San Francisco Giants 97-65

Colorado Rockies 92-70

Los Angeles Dodgers 89-73

San Diego Padres 79-83

Arizona Diamondbacks  67-95

That’s right, I pick the Dbacks to finish last.  Sure, they will score some runs, but they are giving up runs this spring at an alarming rate.  I never thought we could find a pitching staff worse than last season.  I feel like we may be wishing for last years staff by mid-season.  Rodrigo Lopez, where are you?

Best Pitcher:  Tim Lincecum, Giants

Best Hitter: Andre Eithier, Dodgers

Best Comeback: Russell Branyan, Dbacks

First managerial ejection: Kirk Gibson, game 3 of opening weekend series in Colorado.

First Dbacks home loss:  Friday April 8th against the Cincinnati Reds.

Most one-sided season series:  San Francisco 14-4 over the Dbacks

Most home runs:  Colorado Rockies

Least home runs: San Diego Padres

Best pitching staff ERA: San Francisco Giants

Worst pitching staff ERA: Arizona Diamondbacks