Call me crazy, but what about going La Russa on the lineup and putting Bourn at 9? Is there research into whether batting the pitcher eighth is a significant help? Hamilton has a whole armada of red flags.
I think Davey said he wanted no parts of the Riggleman experiment in batting order. Said it as soon as he took over.
Meanwhile, the field lineup is solid for next year. The Nats might need a starting pitcher, if Rizzo is as unhappy as I am with Jackson's last few starts. I'd prefer to see the Nats use Lannan next year -- I think his arbitration gave him two years at $5million with the Nats. Then a kid. Maybe Meyer? Maybe Christian Garcia, who was a starter in the Yankees's farm system.
Aside from starters, the Nats seem to have more position players than positions. That's good, as we saw during all the injuries this season.