The American League has long been considered the superior league, and their dominance in the All-Star game has validated this. However, the future of the National League looks good as the Eastern division boasts not only several of the game's best players today, but also several of its most promising prospects.
Coming off a second straight NL pennant, the Philadelphia Phillies look better than they did a year ago, thanks to the additions of Roy Halladay and Placido Polanco. The team boasts an all-star at just about every position, but their run at winning the division shouldn't go completely uncontested as the Braves and Marlins again figure to compete in 2010.
No team in baseball has disappointed more than the New York Mets these past few seasons. They boast several all-star caliber players but were hamstrung by injuries last year, and already are struggling with them again in 2010. After years as the doormat of the National League, the Washington Nationals made some moves this year and look to take a step forward this season.