The National League is expected to be extremely competitive in this season’s MLB, and it is likely to produce a number of sides who could potentially go on to win the World Series. Although the season has not actually started yet, the pre-season odds are available, allowing us to see which sides are considered favourites for the NL, and in pole position at the moment are the Washington Nationals – who are rated favourites both for their Division (East) and for the NL pennant. However it is also expected that they will be given stiff competition in both of these from the Braves and the Phillies.

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