Washington Nationals: Five Bold Predictions

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Sep 25, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Detailed view of the World Series Champions patch on a St. Louis Cardinals jersey against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

5. The Nationals will lose to the Cardinals in the NLCS

I think the Nationals will be able to advance in the NLDS, however I think the Cardinals have too good of a rotation and bullpen for the Nationals to win. The Cardinals have the most complete team on paper with an excellent rotation lead by Chris Carpenter and Wacha. It would be tough, especially considering how great the back end of their bullpen is. Remember, this is only what I predict will happen. Last year I thought the Nats would win the World Series and they didn’t even make the playoffs.