Nationals: Five Disappointments From 2016 First Half
By Ricky Keeler
Check out my five disappointments on the 2016 Washington Nationals for the first half
While a season can be filled with surprises, it can also have its fair share of disappointments. Even though the Washington Nationals are 54-36 and six games up in the National League East, they had their own fair share of disappointments as well.
Sometimes, you have players who underachieve because of injuries or players that failed to live up to expectations that were made in the offseason. But, they still have the second half to turn their season around and make their contributions as the Nats push towards a NL East title and making a push towards a deep run in October.
When you look at the 2016 Washington Nationals, there are still weaknesses on this team going forward, whether its getting more production out of the leadoff spot and first base or players who need to provide more consistency. Every team goes through their own rough patches, such as when the team lost seven straight games during the month of June.
Plus, there are still areas that the organization can address to help the Washington Nationals get stronger, such as adding a bullpen arm to a team that has the second lowest bullpen of any team in the National League or adding another bat to an offense that has the most home runs in the NL. Right now.
Back on Monday, I gave my five surprises for the season so far. Today, here are my five disappointments from the first half. Feel free to share your opinion on which players have been disappointments so far in the comment section:
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