(Here lies the body of the 2011 Washington Nationals. Image via www.tombstonebuilder.com*)
“It’s definitely the best team we’ve had since I’ve been here.”
(Ryan Zimmerman, via 9/28/2011)
Looking back at our predictions post back in March for 2011, we saw a 72-win, fourth place team. Progress was framed as "just win a few more than 2010, and don't finish in the NL East basement." Instead, the Nats finish 80-81: 44-36 at home, 36-45 on the road. Not too shabby.
So, how many days until Opening Day 2012?
(See also our 2010 Nationals Epitaph)