News flash: the Nationals are still terrible. They won 59 games last year, and let's face it--they didn't really get better. Yes, Strasburg will be a star. But Brian Bruney? Adam Kennedy? Ivan Rodriguez? And remember, they got just about the best possible performances from Ryan Zimmerman, Josh Willingham, Adam Dunn, and John Lannan. Don't forget to subtract 91 innings of Jordan Zimmermann this year. Now, in fairness, Pythagoras had them at 66 wins last year. So if their luck evens out, they should gain 7 wins right there. But what we saw today is an honest reflection of the gap between the Nationals and a playoff team. The Nationals are still terrible.

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