“This is the most talented team in the National League,” he says. “They could have a Braves-like run in them for the next five, six, seven, eight or nine years.”
As for SI, it’s not like there’s unanimity about the Nats at America’s premier sports weekly. I mean, only five of the magazine’s seven experts have the Nats in the World Series, and only four have them winning it all. Cynics.
Via an SI press release:
In a profile on why the Nationals will win the World Series, senior writer Tom Verducci says that the they look a lot like manager Davey Johnson’s 1986 Mets team—and that the similarities will extend through October.Verducci writes: “Like the ’86 Mets, the 2013 Nationals are the best team on paper at the start of the season. And like that championship team, Washington has young power pitching, a deep bullpen with multiple closers, a blend of power and speed, and an unmistakable swagger.”
And of course, by the time the Nats win the World Series, the Redskins will be something like 8-1, having won 15 of their past 17 games. Might as well just ask for the entire fall off from work. You, I mean. I’ll be busy losing my mind.