There's No Doubt the National League West is the Best

D.A.Senior Writer IJune 15, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 09:  Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates a solo homerun in the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on June 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Padres 6-4.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

They have the best team in baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers.

They have the hottest team in baseball: Colorado Rockies.

They have the surprise team in baseball: San Francisco Giants.

They have 10 players in the top 25 for batting average in the National League.

They have four of the top five ERA leaders in the National League.

They have three of the top five saves leaders in the National League.

They have a 162-153 record.

They have a 35-29 record against the National League East.

They have a winning record (14-10) against the American League, unlike the rest of the National League.

They have the best winning percentage in one-run games (.547).

There's no doubt that the National League West has been the worst division in baseball for some years now. The tide is turning. The NL West is now the cream of the crop—the best division in the National League.