Contenders, Pretenders, and the Pending Firesales of 2012 – The N.L. West

As we begin to hit the period of critical mass in the 2012 Major League Baseball season, the rumor mill has begun to swirl with trade gossip and the always fun topic of figuring out the teams that will be playing buyers and sellers during that last week of July.

By division, let’s take a look at which teams are shaping up to be plugging holes for a stretch run, which teams are still trying to find themselves, and which teams are getting ready to throw another log on the ol’ fire.

After taking an in-depth look at the N.L. Central over the weekend, let’s dive right into a division that has all the makings of a summer-long race.  The N.L. West  is up at getrealbaseball.com Continue reading