Searching for reasons Nats fans can be thankful this year

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Finding something to be thankful about the Washington Nationals this year? Seriously?

Yes, seriously.

Maybe it wasn’t the best year in Nationals history. OK, actually it was officially the worst season in Nationals history, with not only a club record 107 losses but the trade of Juan Soto, the continued injury woes of Stephen Strasburg and the pending sale of the franchise by the Lerner family.

But even with all that negativity, there are still some things to be thankful for right now, if you look hard enough.

Like a restocked farm system that no longer ranks among the worst in baseball. In particular, there’s some legitimate outfield depth in the organization now, from Robert Hassell III to James Wood to Elijah Green to Cristhian Vaquero to Jeremy De La Rosa.

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What's on your Black Friday wish list for the Nats?

What's on your Black Friday wish list for the Nats?
It's Black Friday, and that can only mean one thing: It's time to start crossing items off your holiday shopping list. Far be it from us to try to tell you what you should be buying your significant other, your child or your other loved ones this year. But around here, we do like to put together wish lists for roster needs. So let's think about what's on the Nationals' wish list this year. It's not the same kind of list they've put together in recent years. They don't have one or two...
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Finding reasons to be thankful in spite of a difficult season

Finding reasons to be thankful in spite of a difficult season
Are we really going to try to find something to be thankful about the 2021 Nationals? Yes, yes we are. That's what this day is all about. It may seem like a daunting task, looking for silver linings in a 97-loss season that included injuries, agonizing losses and emotional departures of some beloved players. But if you dig a little deeper, think a little more critically, you can indeed find reasons to be thankful. For starters, we all got to attend baseball games in person again this year. We...
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What item should top Nats' offseason wish list?

What item should top Nats' offseason wish list?
Thanksgiving weekend, of course, marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, though obviously this year is a little bit different from the norm. Black Friday did take place, but it wasn't nearly the spectacle it usually is, and for good reason. Baseball's shopping season also is different this year. We've already seen how slow the market has been to develop, and it's probably going to remain that way for a while, at least until clubs know what exactly the 2021 season is going...
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Even in 2020, much to be thankful for today

Even in 2020, much to be thankful for today
This traditionally is a day to take a step back and appreciate what we have in our lives, big and small, and give thanks for it. But this year? What are we supposed to be thankful for in November 2020? Actually, there's a lot. Though this certainly has been among the most trying years any of has ever experienced, there have been some silver linings. Block out the big ugly things, if you can, and think about the little things we were treated to this year. We got to watch a baseball season. No,...
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What's your Black Friday wish list for the Nationals?

What's your Black Friday wish list for the Nationals?
It's Black Friday, aka the busiest shopping day of the year. If you're into waking up at 3 a.m. and physically fighting with strangers over a discounted toaster oven, that is. But, hey, some people live for this stuff. They have a few items they absolutely must buy, and this is the best deal they're ever going to find on them. So traditional manners need not apply. In that spirit, we're opening up the floor to all of you today. What's your must-have gift for the Nationals this winter? Is...
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What the Nationals are thankful for this year

What the Nationals are thankful for this year
There's a lot of reason to be upset with the world right now, but - believe it or not - there's a lot more reason to be happy. I often remind myself of this. There's way more good than bad in the world, way more good people than bad people. We only hear about the bad stuff more. And so on this Thanksgiving, it seems like the right time to remind ourselves of the good things in our lives. So I called up a bunch of Nationals players and other club personnel and asked them to share what...
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What the Nationals are thankful for today

What the Nationals are thankful for today
It's a tumultuous time in the world, but today we all pause to spend time with family and friends and appreciate what we have. That applies to the Nationals, as well. (Hey, these guys are human beings. They have feelings, too!) And so in honor of this fourth Thursday of November, we present to you what each of the following Nats are most thankful for right now. (These are 100 percent accurate, I assure you. I would never make up fake news just to get readers riled up!) ... MAX SCHERZER: For...
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