The Nationals will most likely not make a whole lot of noise. There won’t be huge winning streaks or blowout final scores. But expect the Nationals to be the unexpected competitor, creeping up in the power rankings throughout the season and potentially making their way to the playoffs. With options in the bullpen, the Nationals may surprise a few teams this season.
There are quite a few things to look out for: The Nats picked up popular A’s pitcher Gio Gonzalez, and fans are hoping to see Jayson Werth’s big paycheck actually pay off for the team. The middle relievers and closer Rodriguez came through during the beginning opening series against the Cubs but faltered a bit on Sunday with the 3-4 loss.
The Nats moved up seven spots in the power rankings placing them at ninth overall and second in the National League. Not a bad start for the DC team. If you’ll be in the nation’s capital this season, I’d suggest you check the team out at Nationals Ballpark. I’m all for seeing some “Natitude” come out on the field.
So, I’m going to have my strikeout cards ready when Gonzalez and Strasburg are up on the mound. I'm going to keep a close eye on Desmond at bat. And just for good measure, I’ll keep my fingers crossed too.
What with the Capitals making the playoffs and the Redskins close to snagging RG3...
This could be our year D.C.