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5. Washington Nationals
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This is the last NL team I’ll be speaking about as they were a team that made the postseason last year which is why they’re on here. New manager, new team right? Making Dave Martinez the new manager may change up the ways of the Nationals locker room.
Perhaps this season, they won’t lose once again to the Cubs, but don’t hold your breath on that. The obvious takeaways from the Nats are their superior pitching, because it’s great and you can’t really argue about that.
Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg will continue to dominate the NL East. Scherzer had a 2.51 ERA and Strasburg with a 2.52 with both of them putting up a combined amount of wins of 31. The relievers will be a fun thing to watch as they have Sean Doolittle in their arsenal as he’ll most likely be the closer, as he was once the Nationals acquired him in July.
Let’s not forget about Bryce Harper with the Nationals as you’re pretty much obligated mention him. Harper had a batting average of .319 with 87 RBIs, basically his standard numbers. Trea Turner stole the show as well with his 47 stolen bases (pun intended).
Not sure what the problem is with this team, but if they want to keep losing to the Cubs, I’m pretty sure that the Rockies would be cool with that.