lastingsgriller wrote:benb18a wrote:
The Nationals went into Spring with one of the best pitching staffs in the league, from ace to closer. I would say the possibilities are a bit higher than under 90 wins, given the youth and talent of their offense as well.
That's pretty damn bold. 90 wins is a lot. But as has been mentioned, hindsight is 20/20. Pretty funny, though, that I say I was higher on them than anyone and you basically say that I was silly for not being higher than I was.
I, like h0rt, would love it if you could direct me to one article where someone was suggesting they would win more than that. Maybe one of your posts from the beginning of the season or something.
I never said you were silly. Just said that management put together a fairly strong team with loads of young talent, which is a recipe for high potential, as we are seeing. If anything all I've said throughout this thread is that management is silly. It doesn't matter if 50 million, or zero people predicted they would win 90 games. What does matter, is the fact that the Nationals are having themselves a very good year. And I've already posted an article from exactly a year ago that clearly states they have a pretty high ceiling this year. Prognosticating the most likely is not relevant. Preparing for contingencies is. And the #1 goal of any organized sports team is to win a title, not quality for the playoffs.