The Mets cruised through the NL East this year but I think the entire division has a lot to look forward to, they were just all really young. Look at all the young talent they have.
Mets - Reyes, Wright, Maine, Pelfrey?, Milledge? Even Beltran is fairly young Phillies - Howard, Utley, Hamels, Rollins Braves - Franceour, McCann, Laroche, Andruw is only 29 too Nationals - Zimmerman, Nick Johnson, Kearns Marlins - Cabrera and Dontrelle alone is two of the best young players but in addition to that they have a ton of young guys who have played well at some point in the season. Uggla, Jacobs, Willingham, Hanley, Josh Johnson, Olsen, Nolasco, and they still got Hermida too.
Without going off on a rant that would be better served on the politics board, this is just an example of organized labour throwing it's weight around for the aggrandizement of the union rather than protecting the interests of it's membership.