Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.
Despite falling well short of expectations in 2013 and losing their manager to retirement, the Nationals are again the heavy favorites in the NL East. Is this the season Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg break through and reach their true potential?