Tearing it up inside the Beltway…

I live about 3 hours from DC but still get DC area TV stations, so I have been hearing a ton about the new Nationals.

I was living in DC when the Nats first hit town. I was excited to see baseball back in the city. I casually follow the team. I even had a Nick Johnson Nats jersey at one point. I wouldn’t mind seeing them finally have some success.

I think they are close.

Davey Johnson at the helm brings some hope to the table.
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Player wise they are getting awfully close to a solid team, including some bona fide stars.

I think this seaons will be the year this guy finally gets his due.
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Ryan Z has been one fo the top 3rd basemen for years. I am going to say the fans take notice and he gets the nod as starting NL 3rd base in the All Star game.

He did just sign a big contract, something that doesn’t always bode well, but I have faith in the former Hoo.

Helping the Z man bring some wins is gonna be this guy.
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He won’t have the crazy stuff he had back in ’10, but I see him being a dominant pitcher. I foresee a slight resurgence of Stras-mania.

Then there is this guy.
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He will start in the minors but by years end he is in the bigs making some waves.

I’m not saying they are World Series bound this year, but I could see them in the playoff hunt late into the summer.

-K-

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