The NL West is the best division in baseball — and the Giants aren’t in it

Updated: June 1, 2017

In case you were wondering, the National League West is the best division in baseball. I know it’s only the beginning of June, but the division the Dodgers have won for so many years in a row has a few surprise teams. 

As of the writing of this article, three teams in the National League have 33 wins. They’re all in the NL West. The Houston Astros are the only other team in baseball with more wins than any of the top-three NL West teams.

Kiké Hernandez has been swinging a hot bat for the Dodgers during their current streak. By Owen Main

The Rockies and Diamondbacks both had great starts, but the Dodgers have come-on recently, winning 10 of 12 games before losing to the Cardinals on Wednesday night. 

The adage about a rising tide buoying all ships really applies here. We all know the Giants won a bunch of World Series titles recently and the Dodgers have asserted their past, present and future dominance of the division. 

But the Rockies and Diamondbacks have both recently refocused their organizational efforts and it seems to be paying-off through about a third of the 2017 season. 

I guess it’s possible that all three teams keep up their torrid paces throughout the season. They certainly have a head-start. For now, the division that people have scoffed at over recent years looks deep. Colorado and Arizona fans should enjoy it while it lasts.