2015 Record: 83-79
Runs Per Game: 4.34 (10th)
Team ERA: 3.62 (7th)
Run Differential: +68 (10th)
What Went Right:
Danny Espinosa was better this year. Max Scherzer was great in his first year with the Nats. Stephen Strasburg looked really good at times.
What Went Wrong:
Jayson Werth was useless. Anthony Rendon missed half the year and wasn’t nearly as good when he did play. The lineup as a whole just wasn’t very good. Jonathan Papelbon was a disaster and tried to choke their star player.
Player to Watch?:
Bryce Harper became a true superstar, winning the NL MVP. He was the best player in baseball, by far too.
There’s Always Next Year:
With Harper and Scherzer, Washington has one of the best hitters and best pitchers to start with. They just need to fill out their roster better.
How Did We Do:
Everyone, including us, picked the Nationals to be one of the top teams in baseball. They ended up being only average.