(AP Photo. All aboard the 2010 Nats bandwagon! Nothing says Spring Training like photos of baseball players riding golf carts. Note Guz riding shotgun.)
"We're putting 2009 behind us. Our expectation is to win."
(Mike Rizzo, via Washington Post, 2/27/2010)
And so, March begins, and the Nationals are all saying the right things.
"We have a different atmosphere because of the strides that were made during the season and the excitement about the next wave [of prospects] around the corner."
(Stan Kasten, via Nationals.com, 2/27/2010)
So there's a different atmosphere. But then one starts thinking about the rotation -- at least short-term, and it certainly looks and feels a lot like the same old Nats. Time to start playing the "If..." game!