Jose Reyes to Miami Marlins: New NL East Power Rankings

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Jose Reyes to Miami Marlins: New NL East Power Rankings
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Now that the Marlins have signed Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106 million contract, not only have the Marlins dramatically improved overnight, but so has the shape of the National League East going forward for 2012.

The Phillies have won the division for the past five seasons, the Braves nearly made the postseason in 2011 before an epic collapse, the Nationals began to show some of their developed young talent, the Mets went through various financial issues and the Marlins once again failed to sell a lot of tickets in their final season of playing at Land Shark Stadium.

Now, the Marlins will have a more star-studded roster and will be playing at a brand new stadium. If they make a few more moves, they could definitely contend for the postseason in 2012. However, their road will not be easy. The Phillies expect to win the division again, the Braves aim to redeem themselves following their infamous collapse and the Nationals could even give those three teams a run for their money.

The Mets, on the other hand, are one clear-cut team that is not expected to contend, mainly due to their lack of payroll flexibility.

With all this being said, here are the new National League East Power Rankings.

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