Originally posted on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 5/14/13
The 2013 National League West simply will not stand still and cooperate. And it's annoying to the national sports media who are scrambling to do their best to write this season's pre-packaged NL West story-- i.e., which team will finish ahead of the San Francisco Giants. Most pre-season predictions about the NL West are disappearing faster than executive careers at the IRS. At the end of April the national sports media finally fixed on their "big story"-- it seems the Colorado Rockies were for real and just might make a big move in 2013. But a topsy-turvy April is slowly sorting itself out and actual performance is beginning to replace wishful thinking: > The early favorite Los Angeles Dodgers and their $220 million payroll are in last place at 15-22 and the team's 9-13 home record is giving their easily distracted fans more reasons to stay home and watch reality shows on their 72" TVs.  >  LA Manager Don Mattingly seems to be a wonderful guy-- but while Dodger ownership
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