Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The National League East division was going be a little down again in 2015. The Atlanta Braves are the traditional power in the NL East, winning 12 divisional titles. The odds on favorite to win the 2015 NL East division are the Washington Nationals. The one powerful Philadelphia Phillies is Charliessports.com picks to finish last.
This Sports Handicapper believes the Washington Nationals are not only going to win the National League East but to bring a World Series title to the Nations Capital. The Nationals brought in more pitching, bringing over Max Scherzer and Doug Fister from Detroit. It adds to an already potent pitching rotation. Scherzer was recently named the opening day starter on 2015 MLB Picks against the New York Mets. The 2015 Atlanta Braves are going to be without two potent hitter from last season’s starting outfield. Gone are Jason Heyward and Justin Upton, Jonny Gomes and Nick Markakis are part of the new outfield. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski will replace the departed Evan Gattis. The pitching staff also underwent a makeover. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Washington Nationals as the favorite at -400 and The Atlanta Braves at +2,500 the 2015 MLB National League East Division.
The 2015 New York Mets should start seeing dividends from recent years of building their roster. The pressure is going to be on Manager Terry Collins. The acquisition of Michael Cuddyer will help along with John Mayberry Jr. The two will work well with Curtis Granderson. The pitching rotation of Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee, Zach Wheeler and Bartolo Colón has potential. The Miami Marlins opened up their wallet to keep slugger Giancarlo Stanton in South Florida. The addition of Ichiro Suzuki will also help the team. The Marlin hope José Fernández can regain his form after a bad shoulder injury. Matt Latos and Henderson Álvarez will keep the ball in the field at Marlins Park. The Philadelphia Phillies are going to finish in the cellar of the East, “HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN”. Bovada.Lv has the Mets and Miami at +600 and Philadelphia is +5,000 to win the 2015 National League East.