The Washington Nationals are cruising in the National League in 2012 and have done so, for the most part, without their ideal lineup on the field at one time. Assuming that Jayson Werth can remain healthy going into the playoffs, the Nationals might have a dynamic duo in Bryce Harper and Werth.
While there are many duos in the majors, one of the best is the TNT boys (Version 2), Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo in Anaheim. They have been the best players on the Angels and could carry the Halos to the playoffs this season as the offensive leaders.
The Nationals can be a serious contender in the playoffs if Werth can assume the role of Trumbo and if Harper heats up again and provides the energy that Trout has given Anaheim all season and that Harper gave the Nats early on.
Ultimately, what do Harper and Werth have to improve upon to become a duo of their own that imposes fear in the opposition?
There are areas of their game that they can work on in order to try to mirror the success of the Anaheim duo.