Giancarlo Stanton and one player who needs to step up for each NL East team in 2017

Four of the division’s five teams need a slugger to live up to his potential this season.

The New York Mets and Washington Nationals have been the class of the NL East for a few years now, but the division’s other three teams are on the rise.

However, if the Mets and Nats get better production from a key position player in 2017, they should be able to hold off their challengers for at least one more year.

On the other hand, if the Braves, Phillies or Marlins get a few big-time performances this year, there could be a changing of the guard in the division by the end of the season. Continue reading “Giancarlo Stanton and one player who needs to step up for each NL East team in 2017”