Re: THT's breakdown of the NL Races
Just remember the White Sox at the break last year. They were still considered a fluke. I'm not saying we're as good as they were, or that we should be favorites, but to be written of the conversation is ridiculous.
My order of likelihood would be:
1.) Dodgers/Padres division loser
4.) Braves (offense will slow down, sorry Brian McCann)
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.