This is the third team to call the D.C. area home. Both of the previous teams have relocated and today you know them as the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers. When Commissioner Selig made the decision to move the Montreal Expos to Washington, there was concern that they could run the risk of having a third team fail in the nation’s capital. That worry has been put to sleep. And now after last night’s start by phenom Stephen Strasburg it has been erased.
Strasburg’s debut couldn’t have come at a better time for this franchise either. For the first time since they moved to D.C. they are in contention in June. With Strasburg in the rotation and another young stud, Bryce Harper, just drafted by the Nats, fans in the D.C. area may be witnessing the birth of the next Tampa Bay Rays.
So while everyone else will get caught up in the hype surrounding Strasburg, I’ll be watching more closely to see if this Nats team becomes a contender in their division over the next few years.
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