I thought this might need its own thread, so here is my post from the old thread, MLB Offseason Moves, to start it off. OK, since Spring Training is now under way here are my predictions for how the season looks this far out. NL West 1 - San Francisco Giants - they did what they needed in the off season to put them deep into the post season. Bonds and Schmidt must stay healthy.2 - San Diego Padres - a very good young club, especially in their pitching staff and at short.3 - Los Angeles Dodgers - last year's champs lost too much in the off season. Their competitiveness rests on the fragile arm of Brad Penny, the even more fragile body of J.D. Drew, and Derek Lowe pitching like he did in the playoffs for the whole season. 4 - Arizona Diamondbacks - they improved themselves more than any other club, but it is still a long way to the top.5 - Colorado Rockies - other than Todd Helton this is just a very bad team. NL East 1 - Florida Marlins - with the late addition of Carlos Delgado, this is again a very dangerous team. Look for Mota to have a breakout year as a closer and the starting rotation to get even better.2 - Atlanta Braves - they won't win the division this year, but with the addition of Hudson and Smoltz back in the rotation, they will find a way to compete.3 - Philadelphia Phillies - with just the removal of Larry Bowa this team gets better. With Thome, Abreu, and Rollins this will be an exciting team to watch - just not quite good enough.4 - New York Mets - Will Beltran be as good as he was in the playoffs? I don't think so, more like the .260 hitter he was in the regular season. Still a great addition, but not enough to make the post-season.5 - Washington Nationals - nobody will care in D.C. that they aren't that good as fans flock to see the new team. NL Central 1 - St. Louis Cardinals - Still the great run producers and they added Mulder. A very good team.2 - Chicago Cubs - a distant second. Nomar better bounce back in a big way for these guys to challenge.3 - Cincinnati Reds - the explosive bats in Cincinnati need more pitching.4 - Houston Astros - suffered more losses than any other team. If Pettitte or Clemens falter with injuries this team could drop to the bottom. 5 - Pittsburgh Pirates - Pirates and Brewers fight it out for last place every year. This won't be any different.6 - Milwaukee Brewers - the Colorado Rockies of the Central Division. Wild Card - Atlanta Braves Later for the AL and post season picks.