NL West is baseball's glamor division
It may or may not be the best division in baseball, but the NL West is the trendiest place to be thanks to the migration of some star pitchers.
The eternal debate over who's hot and who's not is driven by an even more maddening question: What, exactly, is the definition of hot?
In identifying baseball's hottest division, do we mean the trendiest (most attractive to free agents), the most talented (greatest star quotient) or the most competitive (tightest races)?
Let's face it, instant popularity is king in a world of short attention spans, which is why the NL West gets our vote. It's hot, at least right now, because it's ...
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Hot Stove Heaters
Leading up to when pitchers and catchers begin reporting to their respective camps, ESPN.com offers a Hot Stove Heaters series on the 25 hottest topics in baseball. Follow along as we get you ready for the start of spring training.
• Jan. 11: Ballpark
• Jan. 12: Future new city for an MLB team
• Jan. 15: Rookie likely to begin '07 in majors
• Jan. 16: Prospect likely to start '07 in minors
• Jan. 17: Offseason pitcher acquisition
• Jan. 18: Offseason position-player acquisition
• Jan. 19: Future new commissioner
• Jan. 22: General manager
• Jan. 23: Manager
• Jan. 24: Division
• Jan. 25: Team
• Jan. 26: Farm system
• Jan. 29: Debate
• Jan. 30: Innovation
• Jan. 31: Trend
• Feb. 1: Milestone
• Feb. 2: Statistic
• Feb. 5: Story
• Feb. 6: Rumor
• Feb. 7: Everyday lineup
• Feb. 8: Infield
• Feb. 9: Outfield
• Feb. 12: Rotation
• Feb. 13: Bullpen
• Feb. 14: Overall player