The rest of the 2011 season may not appear to have much meaning to the casual Nationals fan. With Washington 22.5 games behind the first place Philadelphia Phillies and losers of six straight, at first glance, September seems like a meaningless month of baseball in the nation's capital.
Despite the bleak outlook for the rest of the season, Nationals fans should not blow off the last month of the baseball season.
September is the time for minor leaguers who have excelled all season to be rewarded with a month in the majors, and the Nationals certainly have a few players who deserve this reward.
Although the Nationals will not be making a playoff push this September, these ten players I am about to introduce you to could all play key roles next year, a year when the Nationals should consider themselves a threat to the Phillies and Atlanta Braves.
So, Nationals fans, don't abandon your team just yet this season. Stick around for another month and get a look at the future of your franchise. It is certainly a bright future.