The Washington Nationals will look to win their third consecutive National League East crown in 2018. Dave Martinez will be the man in charge, beginning his first season as manager of the Washington Nationals. With a loaded offense and electric pitching staff, the Nationals are once again expected to compete for a World Series championship in 2018.
Bryce Harper enters his seventh year in the MLB, in what may be his last in the nation’s capital. His impending free agency figures to be a major storyline following the Nationals all year long. At age 25, Harper has already won an MVP award and has been to the All-Star Game five times. Harper will look to continue to lead a dominant Washington lineup that finished 5th in runs and 4th in hits last year. Second baseman Daniel Murphy has emerged as an elite offensive force the past two seasons, and the return of outfielder Adam Eaton, who missed nearly all of last season with a torn ACL, should bolster the offense. Both Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon put up monster numbers last year, each with a batting average over .300 while hitting 25+ home runs and knocking in 100+ RBI’s. With speedster Trea Turner swiping 45+ bases at the top of the lineup, the Nationals offense truly has no holes.
The pitching staff will be led by the elite duo of Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Scherzer has won three Cy Young awards in the past five seasons, including both 2016 and 2017. His consistent dominance has given the Nationals everything they expected when they signed him to a 7 year, $210 million contract three years ago. With Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals arguably have the best one-two punch in Major League Baseball.
Washington has not made it past the National League Division Series despite making the playoffs in four of the past six years. With new manager Dave Martinez at the helm, could 2018 be the year for the Nats?
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