Baseball is almost back. The start of spring training is just a few weeks away and soon
enough we will see the Washington Nationals back in action.
Before spring training begins, a couple of our writers gave their thoughts on some
questions regarding the Nationals this season and the overall future of the franchise.
Let us know your answers to these questions in the comments section!
1)How many games will the Washington Nationals win in 2023?
Nick – 63
Shack – 58
Danny – 64
Matt – 63
2)Who will lead the Nationals in HRs in 2023?
Nick – Stone Garrett (17)
Shack – Lane Thomas (16)
Danny – Jeimer Candelario
Matt – Dom Smith (21)
3)Which Nationals pitcher will win the most games in 2023?
Nick- MacKenzie Gore (9)
Shack- MacKenzie Gore (8)
Danny- MacKenzie Gore
Matt- Josiah Gray (10)
4)Rank these five pitchers’ 2023 ERA (best to worst) Mackenzie Gore,
Patrick Corbin, Josiah Gray, Cade Cavalli, Trevor Williams
Nick- Williams, Gore, Gray, Cavalli, Corbin
Shack- Gore, Williams, Corbin, Gray.Cavalli
Danny-Gore, Williams, Cavalli, Gray, Corbin
Matt- Gore, Gray, Corbin, Williams, Cavalli
5)How many games will the following three players play this season, and
will they be traded?
Dominic Smith/Jeimer Candelario/Corey Dickerson
Nick- 142 NO
Shack- 145 NO
Matt- 139 NO
Matt – 131 NO
6)Will the Nationals be sold by January 2024?
Shack – No
Danny – No
Matt – No
7)Who will the Nationals select with the 2nd pick in the 2023 MLB Draft?
Nick -Chase Dollander
Shack – Chase Dollander
Danny – Chase Dollander
Matt – Chase Dollander
8)What will the Nationals’ farm system rank in baseball at season’s end?
Nick – 8th
Shack – 17th
Danny – 6th
Matt – 7th
9)Will we see Robert Hassell make his MLB debut this season? If so, what
date will it occur?
Nick – I hope so, but I lean no. It’d be a September call-up at the earliest.
Shack – No
Danny – No, I think the team takes their time with Hassell and we don’t see him until
early next year
Matt – No, I don’t see any reason to rush Hassell in a meaningless season
10)How many innings will Stephen Strasburg pitch this season?
Nick- 0.1. He gets a standing ovation, gets pulled from the game, and retires.
Shack- 1.0 and it will be a farewell inning.
Matt – Zero. Strasburg never takes the mound in a big-league game again.
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