Washington Nationals: Top Predictions For 2017

Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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We have turned the calendar and found the crystal ball. What does 2017 hold in store for the Washington Nationals? We know you want to find out.

The calendar has turned to 2017, and we have tracked down the old cracked crystal ball to make predictions for the Washington Nationals.

After last season, anything is possible. Then again, you can say about any year. The big difference heading into 2017 is the Nats have expectations. If you believe the front office, they are real and the bar is set high.

Can they reach them? Well, although we will try to predict the future here, as you know there is a fair amount of luck that goes into a marathon regular season and surviving the sprint of the playoffs. The one thing we can know for sure is we have no idea how the next 12 months will play out.

Here are a few things that might happen. Some are things we wish for and others, not so much.

Whatever happens in the upcoming season, we know it will not be boring and the chance of having a healthy and full set of fingernails next October are non-existent.

Without further ado, here are a handful of predictions guaranteed to be long forgotten for 2016. As with the old preseason magazine predictions from those old enough to remember, they are all void by Opening Day and should not be flaunted next Autumn on Twitter as proof of what an idiot the author is.

(Some of you probably will anyway.)