9 Reasons the Washington Nationals Have the Best Pitching Staff in the NL

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9 Reasons the Washington Nationals Have the Best Pitching Staff in the NL
Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals had arguably the best pitching staff in the National League during the 2012 MLB season.

The Nats starters were at or near the top of the NL in wins, ERA, batting average against (AVG), walks and hits per innings pitched (WHIP), fewest home runs allowed and strikeouts.

But will the departure of Edwin Jackson hurt the Nationals pitching staff? How much will the addition of Dan Haren help the Nats? And will having Stephen Strasburg for an entire season allow the Nationals pitching staff to retain their crown as best in the National League?

Here are nine reasons why the Washington Nationals have the best pitching staff in the NL.

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