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What is the status of the Nationals’ potential sale? Your questions, answered.

Joey Meneses has been a bright spot for the Nationals this season. (Chris Szagola/AP)

What a long, strange season it has been. The lineups the Washington Nationals are running out there to close the year would have been wholly inconceivable when the year began. Juan Soto is a San Diego Padre. Joey Meneses is a cult hero. And through it all, the Nationals — less than three years removed from their World Series championship — have the worst record in baseball.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t issues and questions and excitement about the future. Because of all that, I thought it would be a great time to bring in Jesse Dougherty, our lead Nationals beat writer. Over the weekend, we published Jesse’s story on Stephen Strasburg’s murky future — with lots of good insight from Strasburg.

Here are some of the questions we answered:

Read the full chat below.

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Thomas Floyd, an editor for The Post’s Sports section, produced this Q&A.