Justin Upton Trade Means NL West Race Down to 2 Horses

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Justin Upton Trade Means NL West Race Down to 2 Horses
Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The National League West was shaken up last week when news broke that former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton had been sent to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal which included former All-Star infielder Martin Prado.  

With the Diamondbacks finally getting rid of the younger Upton brother, a move that hurts their offense, it's time for fans in the desert to face the music. The Diamondbacks probably won't be competing for a division title this year.  

Sorry. 

Padres and Rockies fans shouldn't be getting their hopes up, either.  

It's pretty clear that there are two teams in the West who are head-and-shoulders above the rest, on paper.

How can I be so sure? Let's take a look. 

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