2012 Season in Review: National League East

It was a big season for the NL East. The Marlins spent big. The Mets had R.A. Dickey. The Phillies underperformed. The Braves bounced back. The Nationals rose to the occasion.

I predicted the big year from the Nats and the poor showing by the Marlins. I thought too highly of the Phillies and sold the Braves a little short. For a breakdown of how I viewed each team’s 2012, I wrote full pieces on each club.

Here’s how 2012 shook out:

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And here are the playoff odds across time:

east odds

This is how I see the division next season:

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And a final look at my 2012 grades:

2012 grades

The National League East was one of the better divisions in baseball in 2012 and there’s a lot of talent for next season. I like the Nationals to repeat in 2013, but there are a lot of interesting teams…except the Marlins. They will be terrible.

NL East Cy Young: R.A. Dickey

NL East MVP: David Wright

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