(Admittedly, we've used the same clip for our annual predictions post two years running.)
...a chance for .500?
Yeah? At long last: Opening Day!
Without further ado, here are the Official Nationals Enquirer 2011 MLB/Nats predictions:
Progress! Nats record: 72-90, good for 4th place in the NL East: or, a 3 game improvement over 2010.
Mark your calendars now: Strasburg will make his triumphant return to the majors on Monday, September 5 vs. the Dodgers. Bryce Harper makes his major league debut on Thursday, September 8 vs. the Dodgers.
Here's how the NL East shakes out in 2011:
AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Twins
AL West: A's
AL Wild Card: Yankees
NL East: Braves
NL Central: Reds
NL West: Giants
NL Wild Card: Phillies
World Series: Phillies beat Red Sox.