Jun 18, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) celebrates with teammates after recording the final out of his no hitter against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 8-0.Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

National League Weekly Wrap Up

Taking a look around the National League, here is a link of interest for every team.

NL EAST

Tomahawk Take – Gavin’s Elbow – Looking Further Ahead

 takes an in-depth look into Gavin Floyd’s injury means for the Atlanta Braves and their future.

Marlin Maniac - The Marlins Outfield Dilemna

 talks about the Marlins and the tough situation regarding their outfield.

Rising Apple – Curtis Granderson: Leadoff Hitter?

 writes about whether or not Curtis Granderson should be the leadoff hitter for the Mets. 

That Ball’s Outta Here – The Philadelphia Phillies Bullpen is Suddenly Elite

 goes in-depth on the current state of the Phillies bullpen, and how all of a sudden, they are elite.

District On Deck – Strasburg At His Best When He Slows It Down

 provides a complete breakdown on Stephen Strasburg’s changeup.

NL CENTRAL

Cubbies Crib – Major Roster Moves Abound Amongst Chicago Cubs’ Affiliates

 breaks down roster moves within the Cubs’ affiliates. 

Blog Red Machine – How Valuable has Billy Hamilton been so Far?

Jun 15, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (6) runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

 talks about Billy Hamilton and his offensive, defensive, and overall value to the Reds this season.

Reviewing the Brew – Top 3 Players The Brewers Should Target At The Trade Deadline

 writes why the Brewers should target Brad Ziegler, Seth Smith, and Ben Zobrist at the trade deadline.

Rum Bunter – The Pittsburgh Pirates Closer Options

 breaks down the Pirates options at closer, and cases for Mark Melancon, Tony Watson, and Jared Hughes.

Redbird Rants – How to Save the St. Louis Cardinals Season

 explains how to save the Cardinals season.

NL WEST

Venom Strikes - Should Tony Campana Get More Playing Time?

 breaks down whether or not Tony Campana deserves more playing time or not.

Rox Pile – Eddie Butler’s Trip to DL a Serious Buzzkill

 writes why Eddie Butler’s trip to the DL is huge.

Lasorda’s Lair – Clayton Kershaw’s Legacy Continues To Grow

Jun 18, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers players jump on starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) after he pitched no hitter against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

 talks about Clayton Kershaw’s incredible legacy and how it continues to grow following his no-hitter vs the Colorado Rockies. 

Friars on Base – Who Should the Padres Trade?

 takes an in-depth look into who the Padres should trade, featuring Chase Headley, Will Venable, Carlos Quentin, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Denorfia and Seth Smith.

Around the Foghorn – Five Reasons Why San Francisco Giants Shouldn’t Be Worried

 talks about why the Giants shouldn’t be worried, despite losing 5-straight.

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