Baseball fans are aware of the American League East and the powerhouse New York Yankees, the young and talented Tampa Bay Rays, the usually-strong Boston Red Sox, those pesky north-of-the-border Jays and finally, the most surprising team in all of baseball, the Baltimore Orioles.
However, has anyone been paying attention to the National League East as of late (besides the fact that the Phillies are still in last place and are struggling without their sluggers)?
Not only do they have one of the best and most competitive divisions in all of baseball, but many of the star players out of the NL East are struggling big time this season.
I have compiled a list of seven of the top NL East players who need to step up their game if they want their team to have a chance at the October classic.
(The list is not in any particular order.)