The National League East is going to be one of the toughest divisions in all of baseball this season. There are a few teams in that division that can wind up going to the MLB postseason. This is going to be a very tight race until the very end. The Atlanta Braves won the World Series last year and also won the National League East.
Games are already underway and some teams are already in good spots and some teams are already in tough spots. There were different MLB picks today for the National League East in 2022. What are the odds for teams to win the National League East in 2022?
Atlanta Braves +125
The Atlanta Braves are the favorites to win the National League East title once again this season under manager Brad Snitker. Atlanta has a very good roster from top to bottom, despite losing a major void in leadership in first baseman Freddie Freeman. He left for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the offseason and seems happy in his new place.
That is why they traded for first baseman Matt Olson from the Oakland Athletics in the offseason. They have a ton of power in the lineup. Austin Riley is one of those power sources and so is Eddie Rosario. Ozzie Albies is very speedy. Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is currently on the 10-day IL. It will be interesting to see when he gets off this list. He is one of the best players in the game when he is healthy.
Their starting rotation is not bad, but the bullpen is one of the best in all of baseball. They need to avoid a World Series hangover over at the start of the regular season to avoid a big hole early on.
New York Mets +200
The New York Mets starting rotation is going to be something. Jacob deGrom is on the IL-10day list, but they still have Max Scherzer, Tylor Megill, Chris Bassitt, and Carlos Carrasco. Buck Showalter is in his first year with the Mets as the manager and he is already sticking up for his players, which is going to go a very long way into the season.
They have a different mindset and attitude this season. New York could be a championship-level team if they keep that intensity up. The Mets are going to use analytics in the bullpen and also by using their lineups and it will help them go a long way as well.
Pete Alonso, Starling Marte, Mark Cahana, Francisco Lindor, and Brandon Nimmo will be some of the key players on this roster. They are going to play a ton of small ball this year and that might help them win 90 games or more this season. They are loaded with talent.
Philadelphia Phillies +300
The Philadelphia Phillies have a ton of power in their lineup and scoring runs will not be a problem for them this season. Philadelphia is stacked with Rhys Hoskins, J.T. Realmuto, Nick Castellanos, Bryce Harper, and Didi Gregorius. Kyle Schwarber is also going to provide extra power in the lineup.
Joe Giradi is their manager and he will press most of the right buttons. The starting rotation led by Aaron Nola will be good, but can they help out of the bullpen? That will be their major question.
Miami Marlins +1400
The Miami Marlins need to get off to a fast start or they are going to be in for another long year. They don’t have a lot of marquee players on the roster despite having Miguel Rojas and signing outfielder Jorge Soler in the offseason.
Don Mattingly is the manager of this baseball team. Trevor Rogers and Sixto Sanchez will be good pitchers, but do they have enough overall to compete this year?
Washington Nationals +5000
The Washington Nationals are managed by Dave Martinez. They are potentially a 100-losses bad baseball team this season. Washington is not deep at pitching and could be one of the worse this baseball season.
The Nationals outside of outfielder Juan Soto and starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg is not very good at all.