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2012 MLB: Top 10 Starting Pitchers in the National League East
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The National League East is easily the most improved division in the league, and maybe the best in all of baseball, at the start of the 2012 season.

And while Giancarlo Stanton, Hunter Pence, David Wright and Ryan Zimmerman are all very good players, the strength of the division is, unquestionably, the starting pitching.

With a few high profile imports from the American League and a few youngsters just hitting their stride, joining the established aces who have learned to call the East home, don't expect the scoring to be very high this season.

So if the strength of the league is pitching, then the team with the upper hand is the team strongest in that aspect of the game, right? 

Here's an early season look at the top guys who will decide the NL East.

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