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Is the Nationals’ season already a lost cause? Your questions, answered.

Every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Eastern time, Barry Svrluga takes your questions. (Simone Noronha for The Washington Post)

Greetings from West Palm Beach, Fla., where MacKenzie Gore took the ball today against the Miami Marlins. I’m excited to be here — and excited to share what I learn over the course of a week at Washington Nationals spring training.

Because I’m down here, and because the Nats are about at the midpoint of their preparation for the season, we thought it would be a perfect time to do a Nats-focused Q&A. I enlisted Andrew Golden, one of our Nats beat writers and the man who has been on the scene since the day pitchers and catchers first reported last month, to join me. Thank you, Andrew!

Here are some of the questions we answered:

Read the full chat below.

Looking for more? Catch up on The Post’s coverage of the Nationals:

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