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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

2005 Season Preview - Team #28 - Washington Nationals


So finally. After years and years of rumors, last place finishes and an average crowd of 346 people, the Montreal Puerto Rixpos have finally moved to “the District.” If Baron Davis said his years with the New Orleans Hornets were “like prison,” then playing for the Expos must have been like an extended stay at Abu Ghraib. And that’s the good news. The bad news is that the roster stayed pretty much intact from those last few years in Montreal. Newcomer Jose Guillen might add some pop (though he’ll probably get suspended for something or other) but Vinny Castilla? Esteban Loaiza? Oh, dios mio.

Actually the “Nats” don’t have such a horrible team, it’s just that they’re light-years behind their four division rivals. Though if they somehow made a run and forced the Braves, Marlins, Phillies or Mets to finish in the basement, well, then that would make for a pretty interesting season.

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