Nationals Looking to Change Playoff Narrative in 2017

The Nationals have been an enigma of a team during what most would deem the Steven Strasburg and Bryce Harper era.  Both of these players were first overall picks in the MLB draft and have been franchise cornerstones on an All-Star and MVP-caliber level (when healthy) during their tenures in Washington.  As cornerstones are one to do, this team has been led by their prominent pitching and hitting prowess ever since each made their major league debuts in 2010 for Strasburg and 2012 for Harper.  That has naturally led to Nationals being one of the hottest MLB tickets in the game. bryce

While they’ve won the NL East in 2012, 2014 and 2016 and are heavy favorites to repeat this year as they currently possess a commanding lead over the second place Marlins, they have yet to advance past the divisional round of the playoffs.  A team as talented as Washington, which has integrated a blend of farm-raised stars like Anthony Rendon and the aforementioned Harper and Strasburg and supplemented them with free agent signings like Max Scherzer and Daniel Murphy who have paid major dividends should be playing deeper into October than it has in recent years. 2017 just may be the time they break through and change the prior narrative that has labeled them playoff failures.

It would appear that the Nationals can afford to set themselves up for the playoffs and coast to the divisional round, though an impending matchup against the Cubs or Dodgers would certainly prove to be a major challenge.  One thing is for sure, a matchup of aces like the Nats’ Max Scherzer & Steven Strasburg against either Clayton Kershaw & Yu Darvish of the Dodgers or Jon Lester & Jake Arrieta of the Cubs in the divisional round would be as good as it gets in this year’s MLB playoffs. max

The Nationals play great baseball both at home in Nationals Park as well as on the road, so if you’re looking to catch this star-studded team anywhere in person, be sure to check out TickPick for cheap Nationals tickets where you’ll NEVER pay any fees!

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