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Happy Opening Day!

Welcome to Vernon's Baseball Rundown, a blog about the 2012 Major League Baseball season.

Good Morning Everybody and welcome to the 2012 Major League Baseball Season!

For many teams, including the Washington Nationals, today is opening day and the start of a long season. There will be many great storylines and I'll keep all of you tuned in with those and many more nuggets during the course of the season. I plan to post blogs weekly so feel free to leave any comments or questions!

The first question is all about the National League East. Being a Phillies fan, I’m interested to know who you all think will win the NL East this year? The season is just underway but what team in the NL East did the best in adding more talent and which teams didn’t help themselves?

I think the Phillies will win it, but it’s going to be a sweat. It’s going to come down to the last couple of days.

Here’s how I predict the NL East will finish:

  1. Phillies (Starting pitching trumps all.)
  2. Marlins (Too much talent not finish here and for what it’s worth, they’ll be one of the two wild card teams.)
  3. Braves (Solid starting pitching and bullpen. Their lineup is a little sketchy.)
  4. Nationals (I think they finish above 500. They’ll be a good team in the future, just not this season.)
  5. Mets (Two words: Bernie Madoff!)

Play Ball!!

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Andre L. Taylor April 05, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I too am a Phillies fan and I agree Philly will win the NL East but I must say I think the Braves are a better chance to finish second. Before long, I see the Marlins imploding with Manny Ramirez getting fed up with playing third and Ozzie going off about something. There are just too many distractions waiting to happen there and I think that will keep them from second place.
Ernie iovannone April 05, 2012 at 05:15 PM
The Phillies will win 110 games this year and win the National League East. Their pitching staff is better and their bench is deeper. Last year, the Phillies should have won 121 games, so I'm taking a step back this year. The Phillies will end the season with a World Series Parade down Broad St. , so Phillies fans enjoy!
Andre L. Taylor April 05, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Wow! That's one heck of a call, Ernie! I want to know what the rest of you NL East fans think will happen this season. Are the Phillies the runaway team in the East or is there a surprise? Let me know!

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