Are there reasons out there to hate them? Yes. Do I buy into all those reasons? No.
But there are fundamental questions about this franchise that have to be dealt with. The big one: Direction.
One reason to despise the direction of this team stems from the
The trade deadline last season was an opportunity to help re-build the franchise. They chose not to do this. (I will admit, however, they didn’t do exactly nothing. Matt Chico may positively contribute at some point.)
So it’s not that I’ll enjoy the Nats losing this season. It’s just that they will. And that they probably deserve it. And that someone has to blog about it.