Commentary

Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Washington Nats

There will be at least one big reason to watch next year

Originally Published: September 19, 2009
By Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff | ESPN Insider

Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of contention continues with the Washington Nationals, for whom next year can't come soon enough.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 77-85, fourth place
Current record: 51-96, fifth place

First in war, first in peace and last in the National League.

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