After a crushing defeat sealing a four-game sweep, the Washington Nationals are a disaster. Here are five steps to fix the mess that is the 2019 Nationals.
There may not be a word in the English language to describe how poorly the Washington Nationals’ 2019 season has gone. Well, at least one not appropriate to put out on the internet. Every single possible thing that could go wrong has for the lowly Nationals.
After a four-game sweep at the hands of the division-rival New York Mets, Washington sits at 19-31, the second-worst record in the National League, and fifth-worst in all of Major League Baseball.
It is pretty unbelievable to imagine a team with a $200 million dollar payroll that was favored by many to win their division and make a deep postseason run, is all but eliminated from postseason contention on May 23. The Nationals are on pace to finish the season with 90 plus losses for the first time since the 2010 season.
Whether you blame the historically bad bullpen, the questionable manager decisions, or the lack of offense with runners in scoring position, there is no way around just how awful a season this has been. For the first time in nine years, Nationals fans have to endure a summer where their team has absolutely no chance to compete for the postseason.
After you get over the disappointment period of realizing how much of a failure this season was, the next logical step is to attempt to fix the mess.
It won’t be easy, and it will take a lot of moving parts, but here are five steps to fix the mess that is the Washington Nationals.