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Offseason Lowdown: Nats Face Uphill Battle

February 23, 2007 | By RotoRob | comment on this post
Infielder Dmitri Young is getting a second chance with the Washington Nationals.
Let’s hope that Dmitri Young winds up being more valuable to the Nats than what Sanford and Son peddled.

I wish I had more encouraging news for Nationals fans, but I’m afraid it looks like 2007 will be a very long year. And sorry, there’s not a hell of a lot of help on the way from the farm system. But hey, watching Ryan Zimmerman continue to develop into one of the NL’s top hitters should offer some consolation, and John Patterson will definitely surprise more than a few people this year. In this week’s Offseason Lowdown, we offer up our 2007 preview of the Washington Nationals.

We examine the team’s strengths (such that they are) and weaknesses; assess their off-season acquisitions; identify the key question facing the team; project the starting lineup and pitching rotation; and highlight two of their best prospects.

Get the complete scoop on the Nationals in this week’s Offseason Lowdown.

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