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There Is Hope for Washington Nationals Fans

Published by on May 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Cheer up Nationals fans. A brighter future is just around the corner.

Think I'm kidding? I'm not. No this is real optimism, not some pie-in-thy-sky act.

The Washington Nationals, despite the fact of an MLB worst 13-33 record, a bullpen that couldn't get a little league team to go three-up, three-down, and a surprisingly porous defense, is looking very much like the Atlanta Braves circa 1990.

And we all know what Atlanta went on to do:  win 14 consecutive division crowns, five National League pennants, and one World Series title in 1995. They did it by allowing a young starting staff of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Steve Avery to struggle early in their careers, knowing that a big payoff...

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