As of May first (today) the Arizona Diamondbacks hold Major League baseballs best record. yes you heard me right, its not the mets, yanks, or Red sox.
Its the team that has a salary under 70mil.
So let me just tell you what this team has really done in the first month of April:
Well first they won 20 game
have the 2nd lowest era in the majors 3.14
top 5 in BA, HR's RBI's
#2 in Runs scored
They have the best pitcher in baseball in Brandon Webb,the best #2 in Dan Haren
They have a phenom in Justin Upton batting around .330
They also have Conor Jackson batting around .345 has 25 Rbi's
Have one of the best relievers in baseball in Chad Qualls 0.00 era in 15 innings
All of this adds up to a 20-8 mark in April, 17-5 against the NL west, 1 series loss, 1 tied
this is how the division stacks up:
TeamWLPCTGBArizona208.714-LA Dodgers1413.5195.5San Francisco1316.4487.5Colorado1117.3939.0San Diego1117.3939.0
They already have a 9.0 game lead over the Colorado Rockies, a team that people thought may win the division but possibly repeat last year.
No team is this far in front of another in baseball
Through May first The Arizona Diamondbacks are the best team in BASEBALL