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NL Central: Weakest in MLB? I Think Not...

There was a lot of talk in the offseason about how the NL Central is one of the weakest divisions (if not THE weakest division) in all of baseball. Well, we're about one third through season and the NL Central is proving everyone wrong with the help of the Astros, Cubs and Cardinals.

Here are the six divisions and their records against non-division teams as well overall records. Team with the best record against non-division teams is listed at top all the way down to the worst, at the bottom.

Division Win % vs. Other Div. W-L vs. Other Div. Win % OVerall W-L Overall
AL East .568 83-63 .538 142-122
NL Central .554 92-74 .524 164-149
NL East .529 74-66 .515 134-126
AL West .504 71-70 .502 107-106
AL Central .442 68-86 .465 120-138
NL West .410 59-85 .450 117-143

Only three divisions have multiple teams with 30 or more wins:
NL Central: 3 (Astros, Cubs, Cardinals)
AL East: 2 (Rays, Red Sox)
NL East: 2 (Phillies, Marlins)

Only two divisions have NO 30+ loss teams: AL East and NL Central

Amusing note: The AL East seems to be the strongest division so far, but it's no thanks to the Yankees. :)

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