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2014 Nats media predictions

Mar 31, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

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The day has arrived at last. In a mere seven hours, Denard Span will step to the plate to face Dillon Gee, and the 10th season in Nationals history will be underway.

As was the case last year, the Nationals have lofty expectations. They can only hope to actually live up to those expectations this time. And those of us who cover the team can only hope to have a better read of things than we did one year ago at this time, when we all predicted great things, only to be proven quite wrong.

But predictions are what we do, and we aren’t going to be fazed by our past failures. We’re taking another crack at it this season, with my fellow beat reporters and I predicting all sorts of results for the 2014 Nats, collectively and individually. Most of these surely won’t be accurate, but perhaps some of them will come close to coming true.

Either way, be sure to check back in October and hold us accountable for ourselves…

WHICH NATIONALS WILL BE SELECTED FOR THE ALL-STAR GAME?
Craig Heist (106.7 FM) —Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Rafael Soriano, Stephen Strasburg
Chase Hughes (CSNwashington.com) — Ian Desmond, Gio Gonzalez, Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos, Stephen Strasburg
Pete Kerzel (MASNsports.com) — Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann
Adam Kilgore (Washington Post) — Ian Desmond, Stephen Strasburg, Jayson Werth
Dan Kolko (MASNsports.com) — Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Jayson Werth, Jordan Zimmermann
Bill Ladson (MLB.com) — Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg
Brian McNally (Washington Times) — Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Ryan Zimmerman
Andrew Simon (MLB.com) — Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann
James Wagner (Washington Post) — Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos, Stephen Strasburg
Mark Zuckerman (CSNwashington.com) — Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann

WHAT WILL TOTAL HOME ATTENDANCE BE?
Chase Hughes — 2,900,000
Brian McNally — 2,850,000
Andrew Simon — 2,822,750
Craig Heist — 2,800,000
Pete Kerzel — 2,777,898
Dan Kolko — 2,782,816
Mark Zuckerman — 2,750,364
James Wagner — 2,700,000
Bill Ladson — 2,700,000
Adam Kilgore — 2,652,422

HOW MANY HOMERS WILL BRYCE HARPER HIT?
Mark Zuckerman — 37
Brian McNally — 35
Bill Ladson — 34
Andrew Simon — 32
Dan Kolko — 31
James Wagner — 30
Craig Heist — 29
Adam Kilgore — 29
Chase Hughes — 28
Pete Kerzel — 28

HOW MANY INNINGS WILL STEPHEN STRASBURG PITCH?
Pete Kerzel — 219
Adam Kilgore — 218
Chase Hughes — 215
Dan Kolko — 208
Bill Ladson — 206
James Wagner — 205
Mark Zuckerman — 204 1/3
Craig Heist — 202
Brian McNally — 201
Andrew Simon — 198

WHO WILL LEAD THE PITCHING STAFF IN WINS? HOW MANY?
Bill Ladson — Stephen Strasburg, 25
Craig Heist — Jordan Zimmermann, 21
Adam Kilgore — Stephen Strasburg, 20
Mark Zuckerman — Stephen Strasburg, 20
Pete Kerzel — Stephen Strasburg, 19
Dan Kolko — Stephen Strasburg, 19
Brian McNally — Stephen Strasburg, 19
Chase Hughes — Stephen Strasburg, 18
Andrew Simon — Stephen Strasburg, 18
James Wagner — Stephen Strasburg, 18

WHO WILL BE THE SIXTH PITCHER TO START A GAME? WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN?
Chase Hughes — Doug Fister, April 23 vs. Angels
Pete Kerzel — Doug Fister, April 25 vs. Padres
Andrew Simon — Doug Fister, April 27 vs. Padres
Craig Heist — Taylor Jordan, April 29 at Astros
Adam Kilgore — Taylor Jordan, May 2 at Phillies
Brian McNally — Doug Fister, May 6 vs. Dodgers
Dan Kolko — Doug Fister, May 7 vs. Dodgers
Mark Zuckerman — Doug Fister, May 7 vs. Dodgers
Bill Ladson — Doug Fister, May 10 at Athletics
James Wagner — Ross Detwiler, June 3 vs. Phillies

WHO WILL BE THE NATIONALS’ MOST-FREQUENT NO. 2 HITTER? NO. 3 HITTER?
Craig Heist — Anthony Rendon, Jayson Werth
Chase Hughes — Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman
Pete Kerzel — Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman
Adam Kilgore — Anthony Rendon, Bryce Harper
Dan Kolko — Anthony Rendon, Jayson Werth
Bill Ladson — Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper
Brian McNally — Anthony Rendon, Jayson Werth
Andrew Simon — Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman
James Wagner — Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth
Mark Zuckerman — Anthony Rendon, Bryce Harper

HOW MANY ERRORS WILL RYAN ZIMMERMAN COMMIT AT THIRD BASE?
Chase Hughes — 20
Andrew Simon — 17
James Wagner — 17
Dan Kolko — 16
Brian McNally — 16
Mark Zuckerman — 16
Bill Ladson — 15
Pete Kerzel — 13
Adam Kilgore — 12
Craig Heist — 10

HOW MANY GAMES WILL ZIMMERMAN APPEAR AT FIRST BASE?
James Wagner — 30
Pete Kerzel — 22
Adam Kilgore — 20
Brian McNally — 12
Craig Heist — 10
Bill Ladson — 10
Chase Hughes — 9
Dan Kolko — 8
Andrew Simon — 8
Mark Zuckerman — 5

HOW MANY PLATE APPEARANCES WILL DANNY ESPINOSA GET FOR THE NATIONALS? WHAT WILL HIS BATTING AVERAGE BE?
Brian McNally — 380, .245
Pete Kerzel — 373, .251
James Wagner — 350, .242
Craig Heist — 310, .270
Bill Ladson — 270, .280
Adam Kilgore — 250, .245
Chase Hughes — 250, .215
Andrew Simon — 250, .222
Dan Kolko — 220, .238
Mark Zuckerman — 215, .238

WHAT WILL JAYSON WERTH’S SLASH LINE (AVG/OBP/SLG) BE?
Brian McNally — .312/.385/.490
Bill Ladson — .310/.410/.500
Adam Kilgore — .300/.400/.495
Pete Kerzel — .308/.377/.501
Mark Zuckerman — .304/.392/.493
Chase Hughes — .295/.375/.450
Andrew Simon — .290/.370/.490
James Wagner — .289/.389/.490
Dan Kolko — .285/.387/.508
Craig Heist — .275/.380/.495

WHAT WILL ADAM LAROCHE’S SLASH LINE (AVG/OBP/SLG) BE?
Craig Heist — .275/.350/.408
Pete Kerzel — .269/.337/.445
Dan Kolko — .265/.348/.494
Mark Zuckerman — .262/.340/.460
Adam Kilgore — .260/340/.450
Chase Hughes — .250/.375/.450
Andrew Simon — .250/.335/.445
Bill Ladson — .250/.340/.410
Brian McNally — .250/.330/.450
James Wagner — .250/.329/.458

HOW MANY SAVES WILL RAFAEL SORIANO RECORD? HOW MANY BLOWN SAVES?
Mark Zuckerman — 41, 5
Dan Kolko — 41, 6
Craig Heist — 40, 6
Chase Hughes — 40, 4
James Wagner — 39, 5
Brian McNally — 38, 7
Pete Kerzel — 36, 7
Andrew Simon — 28, 6
Bill Ladson — 25, 7

HOW MANY TIMES WILL MATT WILLIAMS SUCCESSFULLY GET A CALL OVERTURNED BY REPLAY?
Andrew Simon — 25
Chase Hughes — 18
Dan Kolko — 12
Brian McNally — 12
Mark Zuckerman — 12
Adam Kilgore — 10
Pete Kerzel — 7
Craig Heist — 5
Bill Ladson — 5
James Wagner — 5

HOW MANY GAMES WILL THE NATIONALS WIN?
Bill Ladson — 100
Chase Hughes — 96
Pete Kerzel — 96
Craig Heist — 95
James Wagner — 95
Brian McNally — 94
Mark Zuckerman — 94
Adam Kilgore — 93
Dan Kolko — 93
Andrew Simon — 92

HOW WILL THE NATIONALS’ SEASON END?
Pete Kerzel — Win World Series
Dan Kolko — Win World Series
Craig Heist — Lose NLCS
Chase Hughes — Lose NLCS
Bill Ladson — Lose NLCS
Brian McNally — Lose NLCS
Andrew Simon — Lose NLCS
James Wagner — Lose NLCS
Mark Zuckerman — Lose NLCS
Adam Kilgore — Lose NLDS

  1. Candide - Mar 31, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    Prediction: I will be at the dentist’s office at 1:00 this afternoon.

    God hates me. 😬

    • Faraz Shaikh - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:39 AM

      I am at work since that opening day petition didn’t pan out.

  2. chaz11963 - Mar 31, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    Looks very positive (again). Also, from what I can make out, sports writers are all very bullish on the Nats again this year. Almost all the ESPN and SI writers have the Nats winning the NL East.

  3. Doc - Mar 31, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    I’m with Mark on Harps hitting at least 37 HRs.

    Before his injury last year, he was on pace to hit 45-50.

    I think if he’s healthy, the number could be closer to 50.

  4. sjm308 - Mar 31, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    This is what happened last year as well.
    I swore I wasn’t going to get all hyped but how can you not be excited?
    We are starting the year with the exact same 8 position players that ended last year. I am betting no other team in baseball made NO changes in the field.

    Go Nats!!

    • adcwonk - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      We are starting the year with the exact same 8 position players that ended last year.

      Wow . . . nice catch.

      Making it even better:

      – average age of the starting infield: under 30
      – average age of the starting outfield: under 29 (ok, Harper being 21 helps!)
      – pitcher catcher age of today’s start: 25/26

  5. Section 222 - Mar 31, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    A few observations and then I’ll get down to making my own predictions.

    So when did some of these writers answer the questions? Shouldn’t they get a do over on Taylor Jordan being the Nats’ sixth stater?

    Fascinating that so many of them pick Rendon as the Nats’ regular No. 2 hitter. DP is smiling about that.

    That’s a bold prediction that Ramos will make the ASG since Posey and Molina pretty much have a lock on two of the likely three slots.

    Mark is all in on Harper and Stras. Sure hope he’s right.

  6. Section 222 - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    For the record:

    Attendance: 2,727,272
    Harper homers: 29
    Strasburg innings: 190
    Win leader: JZnn 18
    6th pitcher: Fister, May 16 vs. Mets
    Most frequent No. 2 and 3 hitters: Zim, Harper
    Zim errors: 16
    Zim at 1B: 4
    Espi PAs and BA: 232, .232
    Werth slashline: .289/.389/.489
    ALR slashline: .245/.315/.430
    Soriano S and BS: 40, 5
    Replay overturns: 14 (this is really hard to predict, will it get an entry on Baseball-Reference?)
    Nats’ Curly W’s: 91
    How will it end; Not going there.

    • Section 222 - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:31 AM

      Ooops. Missed this:

      ASG: JZnn, Stras, Harper, Desi

      • natinalsgo - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:04 AM

        I got your 4 plus Ramos

    • Eric - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      These are by far the most specific predictions I’ve ever made. Kind of don’t even feel like I know enough yet to even try, but why not take the plunge?

      All stars: Harper, Strasburg, Zimmermann
      Attendance: I have not the foggiest notion
      Harper homers: 37
      Strasburg innings: 201
      Win leader: JZnn or Stras 21
      6th pitcher: Fister, 4/25 vs. Padres
      Most frequent No. 2 and 3 hitters: Zim, Werth
      Zim errors: 15
      Zim at 1B: 10

      Espi PAs and BA: I’m totally up in the air here. 300+/.265 if ST trends continue and his new approach becomes engrained habit, but I think 200-/.230 is probably more likely. I also think it’s possible he’ll utterly collapse again…

      Werth slashline: .295/.390/.500
      ALR slashline: .265/.340/.420
      Soriano S and BS: 40, 4
      Replay overturns: 7
      Nats’ Curly W’s: 95

      How will it end: If we face the Cards or the Dodgers in NLDS or NLCS, it’s a toss up leaning Nats loss, otherwise, I predict we make the WS. I know very little about the AL, so I’ll lay off that predicting how that would go.

  7. Sam - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Man, you guys are really bullish on LaRoche. I’d be surprised if his OPS is anywhere NEAR .750, let alone above it.

    • Hiram Hover - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      Oh come on.

      Except for his injured year in 2011, last year was the only year he was below .750, and even then he was at .735.

      Doesn’t take much to get him to .750 from there, esp. with some judicious platooning.

      • Sam - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:04 PM

        I just don’t think he’s going to get any better as he continues to age, especially not compared to 2012. But who knows…he’s playing for a contract, and he started the season off right yesterday.

    • adcwonk - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:32 AM

      Folks are pretty bullish on Soriano, too.

      If Soriano’s going to get 40 saves — the Nats are winning 100.

      I’m very optimistic on the Nats, but, ehh, I’m a bit more hestitant on Soriano. As I’ve posted a few times, the two worst years of his career have come in the past three years. Will be bounce back? Or is this the beginning of his end-of-career slide? I have no darn idea. . . .

      • Hiram Hover - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:39 AM

        You realize the Nats fell well short of 100 wins and Soriano had 43 saves last year, right?

      • adcwonk - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:42 AM

        Holy moley!!

        Wow — I’m still in early spring training form! You’re right, of course. I was so focused on his very mediocre WHIP that I completely forgot his save record.

        OK, so, where’s the delete button here . . . ! ;-)

      • Hiram Hover - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:58 AM

        I hear ya – save is a kind of bogus stat as a measure of individual performance (kinda like the W, but worse).

        I have my worries about Soriano too, but we’re stuck with him, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

  8. MicheleS - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    92 wins and a shot at October. That’s all I want

  9. thelatencn - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Unmistakeably, we all have developed a prejudice agianst making bold statements that the Nats will be really, really good this year. This seems to be based on a reaction to Davey Johnson’s famous “World Series of Bust” statement of a year ago. Somehow, that has been taken to have made the team overconfident, and to be responsible for their April and July slumps.

    But we all seem to have forgotten that just one year earlier, Davey boldly said, “if this team doesn’t make the playoffs, they should fire me.” Surely that was just as bold a prediction (for a team that had never even had a winning recrod) and it was followed by a spectacular 98-year season.

    Bold, positive predictions sometimes work out; sometimes they don’t. But does poormouthing have a better record? I doubt it.

    My bold positive prediction this year is that the Nats will win the East by a mile, and the Dodgers and Cardinals will win their divisions handily, too. The race between the three of them for the best overall record will be the excitement of September, and important in the final outcome of things, because the two that lose it will have to play each other in the NLDS, while the other will get to play the wild card winner. The NLCS will be an epic battle, and the winner will also win the World Series.

    It’s not clear to me which of the three dominant teams that will be, but I don’t think anything I say, or anyone else says, will make a difference, so I’m just going to to with my heart and mark my “bracket” for the Nats.

    • adcwonk - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:33 AM

      But we all seem to have forgotten that just one year earlier, Davey boldly said, “if this team doesn’t make the playoffs, they should fire me.” Surely that was just as bold a prediction (for a team that had never even had a winning recrod) and it was followed by a spectacular 98-year season.

      Thank you for reminding us that!

  10. natsjackinfl - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    And the season starts with Ramos in the 4 hole. How about that! ?

  11. Hiram Hover - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    OD lineup:

    Span
    Zim
    Werth
    Ramos (!)
    Harper
    Desmond
    LaRoche
    Rendon
    Stras

  12. rabbit433 - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    I wish my tickets were for Saturday’s game. That looks like it will be the home opener. Frown.

    • NatsLady - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:49 AM

      Well, it says rain now, but it’s four days away…

    • tcostant - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Lots of bargins on stubhub for Saturday, your allowed to go to that too.

  13. natinalsgo - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Go Kristina Alfa, um, Dan Kolko!

    • natinalsgo - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      Kristina Akra, darn spellchecker.

  14. Jacob Rasch - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    We answered some of the same questions the beat writers did, alongside a best case/worst case prediction for every player on the roster. Read it now at Serious Jammage.

    http://seriousjammage.com/2014/03/31/best-caseworst-case-2014-washington-nationals-season-preview/

  15. Theophilus T.S. - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    If everyone plays to their ability they win 98, again. They have the pitching to do it, but Gonzalez, Soriano and Storen are question marks. Strasburg has had an offseason injection of maturity; the combination of Fister, Jordan, Roark and Detwiler will substantially out-perform the fourth and fifth starters of the past two seasons. Ramos is definitely among the top three NL catchers but the question mark is will he stay healthy. When I say “play to their ability,” I include the possibility/likelihood that Werth slides back to numbers that are serviceable (.275/.350/.470, 20 HR) but less glorious than the scribes have predicted. I think their predictions for LaRoche (.250-.260, etc.) are just about exactly right. I see Rendon and Harper taking big strides forward. Anything around 32 HR for Harper would satisfy me — the Age of PEDs is gone, the Age of Defense is here, the Age of Smart Baseball has arrived in DC, and monster years like Chris Davis’s last year will be truly extraordinary exceptions. (Hank Aaron hit more than 40 only six times in 23 seasons and those are the type of numbers than will define “power hitter” in the future.) I think Zimmerman is ready to start the season on time, for a change. I have no doubts about Span or Desmond — unless Williams makes the colossal mistake of batting Desmond 2d.

    If they reach the NLCS I don’t see who would be clearly favored over the Nats. The Dodgers have holes in their IF; they can’t play four OFs at the same time and the back end of their rotation is shaky. (In a seven game series they’ll have to go w/ three starters.) The Cardinals are going to regret Johnny Peralta in about 146 of their 162 games.

    In sum, I am a rosy-lensed optimist about this season, not a Cassandra.

    • adcwonk - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:39 AM

      Strasburg has had an offseason injection of maturity…

      Sometimes turning 25 after a year of being 24 will do that to a guy! ;-)

      But, seriously, I think you’re right. My armchair psychological analysis is this: he was just so darn good, that he had never learned to deal with rough spots and adversity. Further, often, when things were going bad, he had an excuse (bad weather, recovery from TJ surgery, hot-stuff on the wrong body part ;-), whatever). He was so good, he just needed to be an efficient machine, and never had to be a “tough guy”.

      But he seems to have a real grit about him now. He’s taking ownership for everything that happens: from nodding to Zim (“I gotcha covered” after an error), to holding guys on, etc.

      I think, like Harper, this could be a big breakout year for Stras. (Which is kind of ironic, to say that of a guy who’s already been an all star — but folks here know what I mean)

      • Eric - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM

        I think it’s having a newborn that did it, but maybe turning 25 was more potent? ;)

      • adcwonk - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:32 AM

        Probably both were factors . . .

  16. Danny - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Daniel Murphy is out for the Mets. Wife is in labor.

  17. Faraz Shaikh - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    What I think:

    All stars: Harper, Strasburg, Zimmermann, Desmond
    Attendance: 2,700,000
    Harper homers: 33
    Strasburg innings: 201
    Win leader: JZnn 19
    6th pitcher: Fister, May 16 vs. Mets
    Most frequent No. 2 and 3 hitters: rendon, werth
    Zim errors: 19
    Zim at 1B: 21
    Espi PAs and BA: 251, .227
    Werth slashline: .289/.391/.476
    ALR slashline: .245/.315/.430
    Soriano S and BS: 43, 4
    Replay overturns: 7
    Nats’ Curly W’s: 93
    How will it end: Lose NLCS

    What I hope:

    All stars: ramos, rendon, zimmerman, desmond, harper, werth, strasburg, zimmermann, gio, fister :D
    Attendance: 3,300,000
    Harper homers: 45
    Strasburg innings: 210
    Win leader: Strasburg, 27
    6th pitcher: Fister, April 23 vs. Angels
    Most frequent No. 2 and 3 hitters: Rendon, werth
    Zim errors: 4
    Zim at 1B: 11
    Espi PAs and BA: 250, .280
    Werth slashline: .310/.415/.520
    ALR slashline: .290/.345/.500
    Soriano S and BS: 39, 1
    Replay overturns: 20
    Nats’ Curly W’s: 117
    How will it end: win world series via walk-off game 7

  18. tcostant - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    I think you can say for Bill Ladson, the glass is always half full.

  19. janebeard - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    I’m at 95 wins and deep into October.

  20. sunshinebobby - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Let me even top Ever-Optimistic Bill Ladson:

    102 victories, we win the division by 12 games.

    Then just roll the dice in October. Would you bet against Jesus, Zimm’nn and Gio in a short series? I surely wouldn’t.

  21. Eric - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Wow, apparently refreshing the page doesn’t reset the location of the form I’m using to post…apologies for doubling up, but this wasn’t meant to be a response to 222’s post, which is where it appeared the first time:

    These are by far the most specific predictions I’ve ever made. Kind of don’t even feel like I know enough yet to even try, but why not take the plunge?

    All stars: Harper, Strasburg, Zimmermann
    Attendance: I have not the foggiest notion
    Harper homers: 37
    Strasburg innings: 201
    Win leader: JZnn or Stras 21
    6th pitcher: Fister, 4/25 vs. Padres
    Most frequent No. 2 and 3 hitters: Zim, Werth
    Zim errors: 15
    Zim at 1B: 10

    Espi PAs and BA: I’m totally up in the air here. 300+/.265 if ST trends continue and his new approach becomes engrained habit, but I think 200-/.230 is probably more likely. I also think it’s possible he’ll utterly collapse again…

    Werth slashline: .295/.390/.500
    ALR slashline: .265/.340/.420
    Soriano S and BS: 40, 4
    Replay overturns: 7
    Nats’ Curly W’s: 95

    How will it end: If we face the Cards or the Dodgers in NLDS or NLCS, it’s a toss up leaning Nats loss, otherwise, I predict we make the WS. I know very little about the AL, so I’ll lay off that predicting how that would go.

    • Eric - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      Oh yeah: my ASG dark horse is Denard Span.

      • Faraz Shaikh - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:18 AM

        reason I stay away from Span at ASG is because there are way too many OFs in the league with decent enough power to qualify.

  22. micksback1 - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    I can’t believe its here at last! another opening day! I will only post before and after games, I am following Coach’s advice this season. No matter how good or bad a game goes, I will only post after or before. Let’s play ball!!!!!

  23. micksback1 - Mar 31, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Mick’s predictions on 3/31/2014, Nats win East 93-69. Roark and Jordan win 17 games combined and gain valuable playing time while Fister rests. I am not sure if Fister will ever be 100% so his injury would have been a blessing in disguise in that Roark and Jordan were the Nats 4th and 5th pitchers all along. Bryce will hit 40 with about 100RBI’s Our BP will be above average and our offense will average about 4.6 runs per game. Nats will get to WS before losing to Tigers in 6 or 7 games.

  24. exposedindc - Mar 31, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    World Series or Bu………..never mind !!!

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