Well its that time of the year for our Nationals Edition of "so you're telling me there's a chance!?" to bring a 'Chip back to DC. Jason Stark, senior MLB writer for ESPN.com, wrote a blog last night outlining teams that had a shot to win the World Series. Jason spoke with five General Managers from various teams in the League (2 AL, 3 NL) and there were twelve teams that were unanimous, including our own Washington Nationals:
Two of them said 16 (different teams could make the World Series). One said 15. Another counted 14. The fifth decided it was more like 13. But here's what's interesting: When I finished tallying up all the teams that got mentioned at least once, I was up to 19 teams. That's nearly two-thirds of the sport.
Let's break them down, starting with the 12 that everyone agreed on:
-NL East: Every team but the Mets
-NL Central: Reds and Cardinals
-NL West: Diamondbacks
-AL East: Yankees and Rays
-AL Central: Tigers
-AL West: Rangers and AngelsHOLY COW. Now when it comes to projecting our favorite teams chances in the post season, this ain't our first rodeo, but considering the source is MLB GM's we have no reason not to be excited for this years Nationals squad.