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5 Reasons Why the Washington Nationals Should Be Buyers Despite Weekend Sweep
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On the heels of a weekend sweep at the hands of the red hot Los Angeles Dodgers, the Washington Nationals are in trouble. Sitting at 48-50, with a minus-24 run differential, the preseason World Series favorites are equidistant (11 games) from the top wild card spot and the last place Miami Marlins.

With 64 games to go, it's decision time in Washington. Under normal circumstances, logic would point to selling at the trade deadline. After all, according to ESPN's playoff odds, the team only has an 11.5 percent chance to qualify for the postseason. 

Yet, logic doesn't work with the 2013 Nationals. 

There's simply too much talent to give up now. After dominating the National League for six months last year, the team is finding ways to lose on a nightly basis, overshadowing the pedigree in the dugout and on the field.

After analyzing the state of the team and the National League, the decision makers in D.C. should be looking to add pieces for a stretch run, not subtract in the name of tomorrow.

Here are five reasons why the Nats, despite the ugly numbers, should be buyers at the upcoming trade deadline.

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