The Nationals were an aging team without a real chance of remaining a contender. The 2nd half of 2005 season showed that. So the Nationals went for draft picks to go along with Ryan Zimmerman
lol okay or they could've gone down the path and said look i know we have to build the farm system up, but the fact our '05 team was so close ... we could've added a few more pieces to help our MLB club. instead of coming out and saying, "listen we care about winning, but we're going to suck on purpose and expect you to spend money on our club while we don't"