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Every divisional game is a true rivalry in the NL East, unlike the other divisions in baseball.
When any NL East team gets together with another, it's a rivalry game.
No other division can claim that.
Sure the AL East has the Red Sox and Yankees, but what other two teams have a true rivalry in the division? In the NL West, you have the Giants and Dodgers, but a Dodgers-Diamondbacks contest just doesn't have the same ring to it.
The same goes for the NL Central with the Cubs and Cardinals, and the AL West with the Angels and Rangers. You have great two-team rivalries, but that's it in the division.
In the NL East, every divisional game is a rivalry. Whether it's the Nationals-Braves, Mets-Braves, Mets-Phillies, Phillies-Marlins or Marlins-Nationals, every game means something to those fans.
When Washington was at the bottom of the division, the Braves still struggled to beat the Nats. The same goes for the Phillies and Marlins.
No one rivalry in the division is greater than any other. Across the board, all of the rivalries make the NL East the best division for rivalry matchups.