Expectations were low for the Washington Nationals entering the 2022 season, but that doesn’t mean that it’s been easy for their fans to bare.
The roster is poorly constructed, and the team is having a horrendous season.
They own a record of 23-40, which is the second-worst record in the National League.
They’re also in last place in the NL East division, 17.5 games behind the first-place New York Mets.
And so, Nationals fans are probably just a tad frustrated by recent events and how the front office has handled the roster.
Sports Betting analyst Joe Osborne pointed out some of the Nationals’ problems and explains why their fans have every right to question the front office.
Imagine a team that lowballs Bryce Harper and watches him walk to a division rival, trades Trae Turner, but gives Stephen Strasburg a $245 million contract. This same team will likely also trade Juan Soto.
I know, the World Series, but this roster management is a disgrace.
— Joe Osborne (@JTFOz) June 13, 2022
Nats In Limbo
These are some big reasons to question what is happening in the Nats’ front office.
Letting Bryce Harper walk to a division rival after lowballing him is bad enough, but they also traded away both Trea Turner and Max Scherzer, essentially waving the white flag on their chances of contending for the next several years.
The Nationals probably want to keep Juan Soto around, but honestly, would anybody be surprised to see him eventually get traded?
The writing appears to be on the wall for the Nationals and their superstar.
It seems inevitable that Soto will be traded.
Add that to the list of reasons fans should be frustrated with the front office.
In what world would that make fans happy?
There are a lot of reasons why the Nationals are struggling to stay competitive and a lot of reasons why fans feel frustrated with what is going on.
We’ll see what happens, but things aren’t exactly looking good in the nation’s capital, at least from a baseball standpoint.