A Washington Nationals Christmas Wishlist

WASHINGTON DC, USA - DECEMBER 17: People dressed up as Santa Clause during SantaCon Day in Washington DC, United States on December 17, 2022. (Photo by Celal Gunes/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON DC, USA - DECEMBER 17: People dressed up as Santa Clause during SantaCon Day in Washington DC, United States on December 17, 2022. (Photo by Celal Gunes/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) /
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1. Sell The Team

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 03: CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis speaks to media after announcing William Hill and Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s innovative partnership to launch new era of sports betting on October 03, 2019 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for William Hill U.S.)
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 03: CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis speaks to media after announcing William Hill and Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s innovative partnership to launch new era of sports betting on October 03, 2019 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for William Hill U.S.) /

I think this one is pretty obvious, but you always start with the biggest present first on your list, right?

Whether it be Ted Leonsis & Company, or someone else, it is clear that at this point the team is in better hands with almost anyone else than the Lerner Family. They have appeared mentally checked out from the franchise ever since 2019, and it has severely hindered what Mike Rizzo and the front office have been able to do transactionally. It also isn’t the first time the Lerners haven’t let Rizzo cook, as the talk and reports of the Lerners interfering with Front Office matters, which is any owner’s prerogative, dates back to the mid-2010s.

But we’re not here to dredge up the past, but rather look towards the future. This year, we’re wishing for new ownership. Ownership that is motivated to return this team to the force it was for the better part of a decade. We as fans will be patient, all we ask in return is to see some progress. Rebuilds aren’t completed overnight, but there are strategies to accelerate them. Having ownership that wants to get back to winning and sustain competitive teams is the first step in doing so.

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