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NL East Update: The one where LoMo learns the hard way

In a surprising move, the Florida Marlins have demoted Logan Morrison and his 17 home runs and 60 RBI.

Well it’s clear that Morrison was demoted for his actions off the field, not for his performance on it. That’s a real shame because I have always respected Morrison for his outspoken personality, which really seemed to keep the Florida clubhouse together at times. This is just another case of the front office burning the bridge with one of their players.

The Atlanta Braves seem set on keeping Alex Gonzalez at short for 2012.

This makes me wonder if the team regrets trading away the talented but young Yunel Escobar, who has really come into his own north of the border in Toronto. Escobar was a tired act in Atlanta, but still showed flashes of hope that had some fans believing. Regardless, I think the Braves will be fine with starting Gonzalez at short next year to ease the transition for the up and coming Tyler Pastornicky.

With the Philadelphia Phillies on the fast track to the playoffs, here’s a list of their biggest concerns.

I’d say these scales are about accurate. Jimmy Rollins has me pretty worried just because of the timing, but the poor outings by Ryan Madson and Antonio Bastardo is nothing to worry about, even Mariano Rivera’s not perfect. What’s sad is how far Brad Lidge has fallen. In 2008 the guy was unhittable, now just a few injuries later he has lost the trust of the Phillies and their fans.

Good news for David Wright and Jason Bay as the New York Mets plan on moving in the fences at Citi Field as soon as next season.

Well it’s about time! Although Wright and Bay are relieved, Jose Reyes is probably the most disappointed by the news, but I have a feeling it won’t make him any less valuable, that is of course, if he resigns with the Mets. Citi Field has not been good to the Mets, if they follow through with this it will change the whole dynamic of the team.

With Prince Fielder hitting the free agent market this off-season, how will the Washington Nationals plan on handling the situation at first base?

The Nationals should certainly entertain Fielder with an offer, but I don’t think it would be the end of the world if he signed with someone else, unless that team is the New York Yankees. I feel comfortable having Morse at first, but even he would be more than willing to give up the position if it meant getting someone like Fielder.

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