Though there was legitimate optimism surrounding the Nationals when this season began, it took some time before the city fully bought into the notion this team could win big in 2012.
A veteran of 10 major-league seasons, Edwin Jackson has helped lead a young Nationals pitching staff all year.
Jim Johnson is back.
Well, its not like he was ever gone or left. Just kind of went AWOL for a few minutes Sunday night in the ninth inning of Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees.
The official NBA championship odds are out and to nobody's surprise, the Wizards are not among the favorites.