In earlier segments in my 2013 Major League Baseball preview, I looked at the American League East, the National League East, the American League Central, the National League Central, and the American League West divisions.
In this segment, my final one, I preview the National League West.
The Houston Astros have been a member of the National League since their first year of play in 1962. Beginning in 2013, they'll play in the American League. Today it was reported that for new Astros owner Jim Crane to purchase the team, he'd be required to move the team to the AL.
The National League defeated the American League in MLB's 82nd All-Star game. Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers hit a 3 run homer in the 4th inning to help the NL win by the score of 5-1. After going 13 years without a win at the Midsummer Classic, the NL has now won twice in a row.