Will the Nationals have a winning season before the Orioles? Blogger Allyn Gibson guarantees it.
Third, this morning’s Baltimore Sun had an article on what the off-season might bring to the beleaguered bottom-dwellers of the American League East. The general impression of the article? Don’t expect much in the way of free agent signings, and trades are unlikely as that would give away the pieces still developing. The funniest part of the article? Mentioning Prince Fielder as a trade possibility. Sorry, I don’t see Prince Fielder coming to Camden Yards, though there is a Dunkin’ Donuts about six blocks from the stadium for all his donut needs.
And that brings me to my personal prognostications.
I’m going to say it.
The Washington Nationals will post a winning season before the Baltimore Orioles do.
Maybe not next year. But certainly by 2012. The Nationals will post a winning season before the O’s.
I agree with Gibson’s assessment that the O’s won’t bring Prince Fielder to town. Otherwise, I don’t think the Baltimore resident pays close attention to the Orioles.
Granted, the Nats have an easier path to .500 playing in the N.L. East. However, Gibson’s assuming at least three more losing seasons for the Orioles, which frankly isn’t going to happen. They’ll be a .500 club within three years. Guaranteed.