Found September 27, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
As of September 27, the Washington Nationals sit at 84-75 and out of the playoff race. Their season was effectively over this week when they were swept by the St. Louis Cardinals and knocked out of wild card contention. While not making the playoffs, 84 wins are second in team historyto last year’s total of 98. By most standards, 84 wins is a good season, but this year with high expectations, it just was not good enough. The Nationals and manager Davey Johnson came into the 2013 with high expectations. As the Nationals came off of a 98 win season and a division series loss, Johnson proclaimed that this season was “World Series or bust.” The Nationals and the rest of the league made Johnson eat his words as the Nationals played most of the season with a target on their backs while looking up at the Atlanta Braves in the standings. For the 2013 Nationals, nothing seemed to go right. Very quickly it was realized that general manager Mike Rizzo made a few mistakes in the...
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