As I glanced around the league in search of a knockout topic for this week’s Official Power Rankings (in my boxers from my mother’s basement, which goes without saying), I couldn’t help but be swayed toward the National League West.
Truth be told, I often sway West. I think part of it is natural, internal pushback against this “East Coast Bias” nonsense that is constantly hurled in my direction when I know that I’m from Indiana, in the Cincinnati chapter of the BBWAA, grew up watching predominantly the NL Central and still watch more NL Central than any other division.
The other part of wanting to talk about the NL West this week, however, is that the division is really strong right now. In fact, it checks in with three of the top five teams this week.