MLB Predictions 2011: Projecting the Win Totals of Each NL West Team

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MLB Predictions 2011: Projecting the Win Totals of Each NL West Team
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Aubrey Huff stretches out to retire Ryan Theriot at first base during a heated Giants/Dodgers 2010 rivalry game.

The National League West is shaping up to be one of the most competitive divisions in baseball.

Each team in the division has formidable pitching staffs that can compete. Even the Arizona Diamondbacks, who were pitching starved for the last few years, have good, young starting pitching developing—Daniel Hudson and Barry Enright, to name a couple.

The Dodgers have their talented core of Chad Billingsley and Clayton Kershaw, while the Padres still have their great bullpen intact.

The Rockies still have Ubaldo Jimenez and perhaps the best offense in the division, with the likes of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez.

Then there are the San Francisco Giants, the band of rag-tag misfits who stole the hearts of Giants fans and marched on to baseball immortality. They still have their World Series-winning pitching staff intact, but can their offense get the job done again in 2011?

Here are the projected win totals for each team in the National League West.

 

 

 

 

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