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Fansided.com: 2013 MLB-Preview: Washington Nationals

April 1, 2013

 

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The National Ace

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The Nationals are the best team in the NL East. At least going into the season now its a question of what they do with that talent and how they stay healthy but what makes Davy Johnson a great manager and in my opinion a Hall of Fame manager. Is that he knows exactly what type of team he has and the players he has to work with and after making the playoffs in 2012 and not doing as well as. Expected with almost no playoff experience going in, I believe the Nationals now know that just making the playoffs is not good enough. That you are judged especially if you are a very good team by what you do once you are in the playoffs. And going in with the number one seed and losing in the divisional round. Leaves a bad taste in everyone one’s mind especially after getting a bie in the wildcard round. So 2013 is about making the NL Playoffs or even winning the NL East, they’ve already accomplished those things and know they can do. That and expect to do that again, what 2013 is about is moving on in the NL Playoffs getting to the NL Series and at least getting to the World Series. The Nationals players might be expecting them to win the World Series but until you at least get there, you are still a contender and the fans. I believe are at least looking for the Nationals to get to the NL Series and see where they can go from there.

The Nationals have the best pitching staff at least in the NL East with a well rested Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez anchoring the staff. They really have two ace caliber starting pitchers and then they have Dan Haren who they just picked up and Jordan Zimmerman as well. To go along with a very good bullpen that just added Ralphael Soriano to it, a very good defense with perhaps the best defensive first baseman and third baseman in MLB. In Adam LaRoche and Ryan Zimmerman, with a solid but not great lineup but with Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Laroche, Jason Werth and Bryce Harper in the middle of the lineup. The Nationals especially with their pitching will score enough runs in 2013 and not have to shut teams down consistently to win every game. Worst case scenario the Nationals win the World Series in 2013, they are that good on paper. I’m not predicting them to do that, its very hard to accomplish that when you haven’t even been to a league series before and haven’t even won a league championship. But a bad season for the Nationals would not to even make the NL Playoffs because they have a bunch of injuries or something. This team will at least be in the NL Series with the experience they got from 2012 and we’ll see what they do with that opportunity.

If things go as plan and the Nationals stay healthy, look for them to win 95-100 games, win the division and at least be in contention for the number one seed in the NL Playoffs. But that won’t be good enough, to be successful in 2013, the Nationals will have to get past the divisional round with the experience and talent that they have. Playing for the first league pennant in Washington since 1933 and playing to for a trip to the World Series.

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