We're almost 70 games in. Too early to start talking about pennant and wild-card races? Not when the divisions are as tight as a John Kerry smile.
Contenders: San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego are within 2.5 games of each other.
Pretenders: I don't buy the Edgardo Alfonzo resurgence, and the Giants' pitching has GM Brian Sabean lobbying the league to raise the mounds again, but Barry can carry them a good long ways. The Dodgers are the pretenders. Nomo, ...