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National Bailout: Strasburg to the Rescue?

Published by on June 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Tuesday marks the MLB draft, where the Washington Nationals are expected to make collegiate pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg the first overall pick. 

The buzz around the Washington, D.C., area is that Strasburg could be the Nationals' ace pitcher for years to come. It could even be the beginning of an golden era for the dismal Washington franchise.

However, let's take a close look at the Washington Nationals team before we make the claim that Strasburg will be the next 300-game winner or even bring some fame to D.C. the way Tim Lincecum has done for San Francisco.

The Nationals currently are 15-40 and potentially on pace for another 100-plus-loss season (102 in 2008). 

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