The Washington Nationals sacrificed a lot of resources in their 2019 World Series run.
It was all worth it: they won, and flags fly forever.
They gave their fans the biggest joy they could have given them.
However, to say that subsequent seasons have been rough would be an understatement.
“The Nationals have finished last every year since winning the World Series They’re the only team to finish last in each of the last four seasons,” Talkin’ Baseball tweeted.
The Nationals have finished last every year since winning the World Series
They’re the only team to finish last in each of the last four seasons pic.twitter.com/IPvTOYpQT5
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) September 29, 2023
Not even the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Oakland Athletics, or the Colorado Rockies have finished last in their division in each of the last four campaigns.
That “honor” is reserved for the Nationals, who keep sending Patrick Corbin to the mound every five days even though he hasn’t had an ERA below 5.00 since 2020.
At 69-90, the Nats can’t catch the New York Mets in fourth place anymore.
At times, they have looked like a competent club capable of guiding CJ Abrams, Josiah Gray, MacKenzie Gore, Lane Thomas, and Joey Meneses along the path of becoming decent, potentially impactful big leaguers.
However, they have also looked amateur at times.
In 29 games since August 27, the Nationals have lost 21 of those.
Evidently, there is still a lot of work to do before becoming competitive again.
They look like they are at least a couple of years away, especially if we consider that all four remaining teams will at least try to contend in 2024 and have pieces to do it.
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