National League Predictions
The addition of Tim Hudson guarantees Atlanta will make it 14 straight. Florida has a strong rotation and a well-balanced offense that will see them get the Wild Card. Philadelphia's managerial change won't help them as much as some think, and the Mets are way over-hyped - they've added a couple of stars, but the rest of the positions are still manned by nobodies. Washington will just be glad to play in a city with baseball fans.
The Cardinals will win this division, and probably repeat for best record in the NL. Really, take a look at the Reds. The Cubs will struggle on offense, but their pitching gives them a real chance to make a move. The Astros will struggle more on offense than the Cubs while relying on less pitching. The Pirates and Brewers will occupy their familiar spots near the bottom.
The Padres will just slip past the aging Giants, though if Bonds comes back earlier than expected that could all change. The Dodgers' interesting offseason moves lower them to third. Arizona again has the nucleus of a good team, but are a starter and a bat short of contention. Colorado will have the worst record in baseball.