Washington Nationals have started the season 16-25 and are already eight games back in the ultra-competitive National League East.
A very solid lineup with some breakout potential, and a reliable pitching staff bolstered by some neat additions should see them in the hunt for division title right to the end of the season.
Second baseman Brian Dozier has agreed to join the Washington Nationals on a one-year, $9 million, according to reports from Jeff Passan.
Patrick Corbin was the most desired free agent starting pitcher.
Rookie of the Year contenders in 2018 might be battling for MVP honours in years to come.
With playoff odds lengthening by the week, where do the Nationals go from here?