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