Phillies- As a Phillies fan, I know they need a starting pitcher at the trade deadline if they want ANY shot of winning the World Series again. They are getting back a few players off the DL soon which will keep our Championship dreams alive. Another bat coming off the bench would be nice, but that is not my main concern.
Mets- A team that has been burdened by injuries to star players, they cant seem to get it done on the field. The bats will come alive as Beltran, Reyes (who i cant stand), and others return. Putz will be a factor in their playoff dreams. As usual, the Mets will give the Phils a run for their money right to the bitter end.
Braves-A team with a bright future, they have great pitching but come up short in the bullpen. Tommy Hanson, Jair Jurrjens are soon to be all stars, along with sinker baller Derek Lowe. They might need a bit of an overhaul in the field, but could sneak up to the #2 spot in the East.
Marlins-Hot, then cold, now hot again. They are a very young team that in the future contend with the phils and mets. Im not completely sold on their team, yet I envy their starting pitching. I dont think they will be able to keep Hanley Ramirez. He is the best young hitter in baseball, and IMO will sign with the Red Sox after his contract is up. Especially with their fanbase. No offense but its pathetic.
Nationals- THis is a team that if fans stick with them, and dont let them become the pirates of the NL, will be contenders. They are obviously far off now but if strasburg does well and they draft Bryce Harper and still manage to keep their young starting pitchers and Ryan Zimmerman, they should be O.K
Prediction- Phillies will acquire a pitcher at the trade deadline, and will win the NL East. No one else in the East will make the playoffs. Mets will come close but the chemistry just isnt there. You can point out im being a bit biased becuase Im a phillies fan, thats fine. Feel free to comment- and dont be hard on me too much ahaha im just a kid.