While on the Metro, here are a few predictions before things get started.
--Elijah Dukes will not act up, but he won't light it up, either. He may even do a stint in Columbus.
--A pitcher now in AA or lower will be the staff bell cow by the end of August.
--Assuming that Nationals Park is at least moderately hitter friendly, two Nats will hit 30 homers and neither will be Ryan Zimmerman.
--Zimmerman will play well but he won't have the breakout season everyone is looking for.
--The team will win 82 games and be in the Wild Card race until the lack of an inning eater on the mound finally gets to the bullpen.