You're a total cynic aren't you? The defense looks excellent. The offense will probably struggle, but should improve as the year goes on. I have reason for hope long term. As for the bad old days? Like spending draft picks and gobs of money on has beens and used to be's? Yeah I can see it... oh no, that's not the case at all. I also love how people keep saying we gave up 3 #1s to get Griffin, it was two. We swapped #1s and gave them 2. It's not that much different than what the Giants gave up for Eli Manning. How has that worked out for the Gmen? Shanny and Bruce Allen have done a much better job the last couple of years than the previous groups. One of the main reasons is that for once, Snyder is giving them leeway to get the guys they want as opposed to him treating the team like a Madden player. It's working. If it's instant gratification you're looking for, you'll be disappointed. Of course, we all hated how the Nats were being "built". How's that working out now?
griffen cost four picks, spin it how you want, but the cost was four picks, maybe we gave up three (based on that definition) but we spent four on him. My simple question is, if it's working and if we're improving, how did we end up with the 6th pick over all? You would expect that as a team gets deeper and the roster more talented, the win totals would slowly creep up, but they've gone in the opposite direction. Compare the team to the nats building, but when the nats good draft picks hit the major league roster, the team immediately started to win more games, so unless the skins are stashing their picks in some minor league, I don't see how the comparison is apt.