The Washington Nationals lost again today.
I know, surprising, right?
There have been many examples of ineptitude in baseball over the game’s illustrious history. The 1962 Mets went 40-120. The 1899 Cleveland Spiders went 20-134. Most recently, the 2003 Detroit Tigers went 43-119.
That Nationals can do so much better. It has gotten to the point this season where I am hard-pressed to see Washington win more than 40 games. Last season they went 59-102. This season they have poor pitching and have already been bitten by the injury bug, with shortstop Christian Guzman going on the DL. They have a collective ERA of 6.32. Their team batting average is .269.
I could see this team signing on as Baltimore’s AAA team if things don’t go up for them. This is a new level of low performance. Moving back to Montreal does not look like an option, but maybe North Dakota wants a team?