What is striking so far in the NL this early season is the PARITY. Yes, tmantom3285 has jumped out to an impressive 18-4 record (I thought this would have been St. Louis), but there are 11 of the remaining 15 teams who have at least 10 wins.
Personally, I feel that parity is a good sign for Arod. A balanced league without too many top heavy teams and too many disaster teams is a good thing. If this continues to play out, as teams remain competitive and fight for playoffs spots, we could see some very interesting trades.