As I did last off-season, I will begin tracking the Nationals' projected wins above replacement (WAR) as the roster evolves.I'm using Tom Tango's calculations for WAR, Bill James's projections for hitting, and CHONE for pitchers. Why these projections? Because I like them (and they're free and handy). The playing time projections are my own. For fielding, I used each player's UZR runs above average for the last three seasons, regressed to the mean.A replacement level team would win about 47 games, so by adding the individual WAR of each player, I project the current team would win about 74 games.For comparison, the Nationals were a 66-win team last season based on run-differential, so my projection says they're about eight wins better than that. You shouldn't compare the 74 wins to the...

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