It has been a season unlike any other in recent memory for the Washington Nationals. With 15 games remaining in the season, Washington sits on a low 51 wins, the worst not only in the National League, but in all of baseball. Just three years away from a World Series title, the Nationals are now behind the likes of perennial bottom dwellers like the Pirates, Rockies and Athletics. Now, neither of those teams have been able to win the World Series in recent years, but that just goes to show how quickly things have changed in DC. It’s also worth noting that the Nationals are also 12 games worse than the Chicago Cubs, who were in a similar position to the Nuts after the trade deadline in 2021, in which both franchises lost their World Series winning teams once in major pieces. Sell it.
Has anyone actually seen this coming? I don’t think anyone was seriously predicting national players to be on a playoff team or above .500, but it’s a little surprising to see a once-great team, even though it now has 100+ defeats. Get lucky so easily. Even pre-weather predictions MASN SportsThe one that had chosen several national media members did not make a single prediction as the national team had lost over 100 games, and they all had very low hopes for the team.
Now we have to address the elephant in the room, because I don’t think anyone would have ever predicted that civilians would trade Juan Soto, at least so quickly, so as to certainly keep people’s minds at bay when predicting pre-seasons. be able to change , However, even before the trade the Nationals only had a .337 winning percentage. He had a really high win percentage since Juan Soto’s oddly traded lead 16–26 in his 42 contests for a .381 win percentage.
i put one vote on twitter To assess fans’ pre-season expectations and national win predictions in 2022. Let’s say the national team loses 105 or more games this year, which is likely, how will it compare to their pre-season expectations?
61% of the vote said citizens performed worse than expected.
I don’t think it’s necessarily surprising, as it seems that most national fans, at least on social media, are optimistic and hopeful about the team, but I think this season is especially good for many. There’s been a wake-up call. , I loved that this team would be fighting hard, but the worst in the league is a bit surprising.
I would argue that this is the third consecutive season in which the Nationals have performed poorly. In 2020, the Nationals failed to make the postseason, despite being 26–34 and last in the NL East, despite the follow-up campaign to their World Series win, extended playoffs and a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, despite having four All-Stars, the Nationals went 65–97 which was also the last in the NL East. In fairness, he traded all three of those stars on the time frame of the trade, but he was still only 47-54 at the time of the trade. And of course, the national baseball has the worst teams in 2022 and it seems like a safe bet to end up that way.
I know flags fly forever, and if you presented me with the popular pre-2019 hypothetical question, “Would you trade 10 years of bad baseball if it meant you won the World Series?” I would have said yes, but this team has generally made a name for itself in terms of underperforming over the past decade. The Nationals were one of the best teams in baseball from 2012–2019, which is not an easy task to accomplish, but had not only one World Series title and appearance, but only one season with a playoff series win (2019).
I agreed with Max Schaezer and Tree Turner’s decision to trade and wasn’t against Juan Soto’s trade either, but it’s dangerous to see a franchise where they should be, even if the expectations are as low as they come. Were were in the 2022 season. It’s hard to believe this process when much of what we know is despair. It’s going to be a long rebuild and I hope we see some positive moves from this team in 2023.