Washington Nationals: Who Deserves The Blame?
By Danny Kelly
The Washington Nationals can’t seem to get this season on track. Through 43 games, they find themselves at 18-25 and six games back in the National League East.
When the 2019 season kicked off, the Washington Nationals stepped onto the field at Nationals Park as a generally healthy bunch. By the fourth game of the seasons, the club had already lost Trea Turner for what would be an extended period of time, while Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto would soon follow Turner to the IL.
Game after game, the team finds new ways to disappoint its fans.
Injuries cannot be overlooked as a reason why this team is stumbling, but they’re also being used as a crutch. Fans are being fed information about why injuries are the reason this team is six games back in the East. Newsflash, that’s not the reason.
There is a lot of blame to go around, but who deserves the most blame and what can be done to salvage this season?
There’s a glut of reasons why the Nationals have reached this critical point in their season, but let’s take a look at the main reasons. We’ll start with who deserves the most blame and end with who deserves the least blame.