What we knew before spring training: The American League, fortified by the arrivals of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, is superior to the National League.
What we didn't know before spring training: The National League would limp to Opening Day on a bad knee with its arm in a sling.
Maybe the NL should rename the West, Central and East divisions. ACL , MCL and UCL seem more appropriate.
Consider the events of the past week:
Chase Utley, the Phillies' five-time All-Star second baseman, acknowledged to reporters Sunday that he will start the season on the disabled list because of chronic knee issues. Already, first baseman Ryan Howard is expected to miss much of the first half while recovering from a torn Achilles suffered last October. The defending champion Cardinals announced ace Chris Carpenter has weakness in his right shoulder associated with nerve irritation. He has yet to pitch in a game this spring, and there is no timetable for his return. The Marlins' starting corner ...