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Letters to the NL East, Part 2 of 5. (part 1)
Dear Washington Nationals,
Youâ€™ve won the award for biggest roster turnover, and biggest hyped prospect, but this doesnâ€™t mean that youâ€™re going to be vastly improved. Kudos on working to make the future of baseball in Washington DC a little bit brighter.
With Steven Strasburg looming in the minors it sounds like there will be more to look forward to this season beyond Barack Obama throwing out the Presidential first pitch. This tradition was actually first started by Taft 100 years ago.
Youâ€™ve got some talented young pitchers on the team already, and a couple of guys that can actually swing the bat. However this isnâ€™t enough to field a complete team, and though youâ€™ll be improved, youâ€™ll still likely be the caboose of the National League East and end your season along with everyone else on October 3rd.
Look on the plus side though, if Strasburg is talented enough to make the majors this year heâ€™ll draw a lot of fans to come see him pitch!
Optimistic Mets Fan