Memo to Washington Nationals: Stay the Course

Posted: 3rd December 2009 by Dave Nichols in MLB
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There are plenty in the Natosphere that want Mike Rizzo and the Washington Nationals to make a big splash and sign a bunch of free agents this winter to improve the product on the field. After two straight 100-loss seasons, I'm sure Rizzo is tempted to make a run at Matt Holliday, John Lackey, etc. But prudence, rather than exuberance, should rule the day. If you take a good look at the Nats' 2010 lineup, the hitters are credible enough to imitate a wild card caliber team. If Nyjer Morgan can replicate his season from last year (minus the season-ending injury) and Cristian Guzman has one .300-hitting season left in him, those are decent enough table setters in front of All-Star 3B Ryan Zimmerman and sluggers Adam Dunn and Josh Willingham. The six-seven-eight hitters are going to be a combi ...

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