posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 05:36 PM
While the AL may dominate the NL as of today, that doesn't necessarily mean the NL is full of sub par teams, it just means the AL is chock full of
good ones... namely the Red Sox, Yankees, Detroit, and Chicago.
But in the NL, nearly every team is at least average. The best teams, at least the ones that usually do quite well, are Houston, St. Louis, Atlanta,
Mets, and (When Bonds is healthy and playing well) the Giants. All 5 of those teams are really capable of beating anybody... it's just that
super-teams like the Red Sox and Yankees make it difficult for them to actually win anything.
But all the other teams are just average teams, that could win at any time, so usually finish around .500.
That is why so many teams don't have that good of a refcord, becaue almost all NL teams are at least average, so it's more difficult to really win a
lot of games. With the team St. Louis has, you'd think they'd have a record similar to that of Detroit, but it's because of the ability of the other
teams in the NL that prevents that.