Monday, July 17, 2006


Well, apparently it's becoming more and more clear to everyone in the AL that the NL is a much, much worse league.

Anyway, Sean McAdam writes that AL teams are worried about trading for NL pitchers leading up to the trade deadline.

Now, the chasm between the two is starting to affect the trade deadline. AL general managers are cautioned: caveat emptor.

"Anyone watching the two leagues can notice the difference in the quality of the lineups," said an American League GM. "You have to be very careful."

National League lineups, as a general rule, aren't nearly as menacing as their AL counterparts. Among the top seven scoring teams in baseball, six are from the AL.

"NL lineups are a lot weaker, top to bottom," said one advance scout. "The bottom third of a lot of NL lineups are pretty easy to pitch to."

You can read the whole story here

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