Breaking Down the Washington Nationals' 4 Biggest Second-Half Storylines

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Breaking Down the Washington Nationals' 4 Biggest Second-Half Storylines
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The Washington Nationals have been and will be an interesting team to watch.

After years of building up young talent and sending them into the farm system, Washington's young dream team has finally been assembled. Players like Ian Desmond, Ryan Zimmerman, Jordan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper were all drafted by Washington, and they are all making a splash.

And it wasn't just the draft. Washington signed Jayson Werth in the 2010 offseason and traded for Gio Gonzalez in the 2011 offseason.

Now, the Nationals lead the NL East by 2.5 games, and they're ready to fight to the finish in a tight NL East race that everyone will be talking about.

Here are the Nationals' four biggest second-half storylines.

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