Anyone else up for starting a campaign to fold this horrible, horrible franchise?
I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this idea, but follow me for a minute:
1. They have decent players, but a horrible team: If we took the Nationals current roster and all of their minor leagues and included them in the draft it's not like everyone would be passed up. Ryan Zimmerman would look great at 3B for the Reds for the next 10 years (side note I struck his ass out in an AAU game when I was 15 or 16). The Big Donkey has put up solid numbers this year, Nick Johnson is the subject of trade rumors, and a few other players would certainly find big league jobs.
2. Leatherpants scandal: If you trust someone that wears leather pants and rides around in a customized scooter to basically build your franchise from the ground up you know you suck. It's like watching the youtube video of the fat kid falling out of the roller coaster... Hello Kid you're fat and shouldn't be doing this in the first place; you have to expect people to laugh at you.
3. Stephen Strasburg: Hypothetically if there was no Washington Nationals then the Mariners would've picked this guy #1 overall. Is it not a better world to think of this guy and Felix Hernandez leading the Mariners? Seriously this kid looks like the "next big thing" but my money is on him to flame out with the Nationals. He'll win a few games next year, hurt his arm before the season is over and the Nationals will again struggle to win 50 games.
I've never been a fan of Bud Selig, but if he announced today that he was folding this team at the end of the year I'd forgive him for screwing up everything he's done so far.