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Nats Insider: At last, nothing worth ridiculing
Maybe the District no longer will be viewed as the end of the baseball universe. Maybe this town will become an attractive destination for top free agents. And maybe, just maybe, a pennant race will return to the District in the near future.
Is Strasburg’s signing alone going to trigger all that? No.
But it’s certainly the latest (and largest) positive development for a franchise that not long ago hit rock bottom but in the past five months has taken some dramatic steps to climb out of the abyss.
“This experience has taught us one thing: We have never been so determined not to have the No. 1 pick again,” Kasten said. “I never want to have to go through this ever, ever again.”
Perhaps the Nationals have done enough now to make Kasten’s dream come true.
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