HOOTIE wrote:The Nats won't really be in it. Probably a 83 win team.
They just don't have a very good offense.
They won 80 games last season with a lot of issues, and now there is an extra playoff spot. They will have Strasburg for a full season, Zimmerman without an innings cap, and added GG to the rotation. I see Werth having a moderate bounce back, Zimmerman playing in more than 100 games, Adam LaRoche returning from injury, and Ramos is no longer blocked by Pudge. Desmond and Espinosa still have room for some slight growth as well.
I think worst case scenario they are 3 games behind the 5th wildcard spot come the start of September. I'm not folding if that's the case.