Washington Nationals 09-10 Season Recap
The Washington Nationals played decent baseball for a couple of months before sliding back to their usual spot at the bottom of the National League East.
The big news surrounding the Nationals this year was the Major League debut of pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg sold out ballparks and was electric in his first few outings, bringing excitement to baseball. However, he later suffered an arm injury and it was determined he would have to undergo Tommy John surgery. That means the Nationals best player and top ticket seller will miss the entire 2011 season, which is a huge blow to the club's future outlook. The only hope is that Strasburg returns for the 2012 season completely healthy and has a great career.
The Nationals insist that their whole future isn't built around Strasburg and that the team will continue to make strides next year with more of their young talent on the way from the minor leagues.
Washington didn't make much progress this year, mostly because of Strasburg's devastating injury. However, they did draft Bryce Harper with the top overall pick, and he could be ready for the majors sooner rather than later.