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Sad but true: Not every team is doing all that it can to win.
Blame clueless management, lack of playing talent, insufficient
funds, weakness of will. Because of all thisand the arrival
of the wild cardthe traditional divisions have become a joke.
The Braves, a lock in the NL East, are more concerned with
potential World Series foes like the Indians and the Yankees
than division rivals. The Mets, hoping for a wild-card slot at
best, are more likely to worry about the Astros or the Rockies
than the unbeatable Braves. We've redefined the divisions, the
better to reflect baseball reality.
Statistical boxes compiled by Elias Sports Bureau
Right Roster, Wrong Division
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