The question, "Which team will finish last in the NL West," is basically asking, "who will do worse: the d-backs or the rockies?" Out of the five teams in the NL West, there are two that really stick out as great, the Dodgers and the Giants, there's one in the middle that has potential, the Padres, and there are two WAY down at the bottom, the Rockies and D-backs. These two teams are absolutely terrible, they were twenty-eight and thirty games back at the end of the season in 2014. Of these two teams, there are maybe four or five players that I can think of that are really good... Paul Goldschmidt(ARI), Troy Tulowitzki(COL), Carlos Gonzalez(COL), Patrick Corbin(ARI)... make that four.
Well, I've gotten my point across that they are bad, very bad. So, who is worse? The answer is the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks didn't do much to try to improve their team this offseason. The Rockies didn't do much either, but they are getting fully healthy Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki back from injuries. I expect them to actually compete with San Diego for a third spot this year. The Diamondbacks are also getting a player back from injury, Patrick Corbin. Corbin was doing really good before he got injured, so he may help the D-Backs a little, but he isn't going to help enough for them to get 4th in the division. Look for them to maybe get to 60 wins next season and finish last.
-Blake McBride, MHS