I don't think anyone has postlated this on WNFF. What would our record be if we had Morse for 50 additional games, Werth for an additional three months ( and a return with power) Desmond for 25 more games,Zimmerman playing hurt after his DL stint , a month more of Harper, Storen for over half the seasaon? Did I forget someone.......oh yeah losing our starting catcher for the season after one month.
Rollins doesn't know crap.
I thought about this. Putting the same idea in reverse:
If Morse had been out for another month, the Nats would still have won. If Werth had not returned until August 31, the Nats would still have won. If Desmond had been out for two months -- considering that he played hurt for a long time -- the Nats would still have won. Probably same record. Moore, Bernadina, and Lombo are that good.
Rollins comment should re mind us that no other team is as deep as the Nats. Think of the positions the way a football team would:
C: Ramos, Flores, Suzuki, Leon, Solanno.
1B: LaRoche, Moore, Morse
2B: Espi, Lombo
SS: Desmond, Espi, (DeRosa??)
3B: Zimmerman, Tracy (didn't know Tracy could make those plays, and Zimm is the closest to The One Guy who can't be replaced)
OF: any combination of Morse, Harper, Werth, Bernadina, Moore (plus Lombo)