The NL East is easily the most competitive division this season, and can either be the most dominant or most overrated depending on your take (I believe the former). With every team right now playing .500 baseball or better, it is easily anybody’s division to take.

Yet, in spite of this, there are teams that, on the inside, need help quickly if they’re going to stay competitive. Likewise, there are others that are going to be fine. This slideshow looks at all five teams and determines who can manage where they are as a team for the long haul.

The panic meter I use has three settings: Calm, which is the team will be fine; Cautious, which means the team has some issues and could go either way; and Panic, which is exactly what it says, they need to make a move to stay in the hunt.

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