Here is how a host of reporters and analysts at CSN Mid-Atlantic think the 2016 Nationals season will go...
Nationals Insider Chase Hughes
92 wins, NL wild card spot, lose in NLCS: Bryce Harper will repeat as MVP, but the New York Mets will take the NL East. The Nats will get a wild card spot, though, and advance further than New York in the playoffs.
SportsTalk Live host Brian Mitchell
94 wins, lose in World Series: Bryce Harper wins MVP again
SportsTalk Live host Rob Carlin
95 wins, lose in NLDS: Bryce repeats as MVP, Strasburg wins 19
CSN anchor Chick Hernandez
86 wins, lose World series: Strasburg 20-game winner, Scherzer 2 outs away from another no no
Orioles Insider Rich Dubroff
92 wins, lose in NLDS: Nationals will go 92-70, lose in Division Series to Cubs. Bryce Harper hits 50 home runs and repeats as MVP.
Redskins Insider Tarik El-Bashir
98 wins, lose World Series: The Nats will win 98 games and advance to the World Series, where they'll lose to the Blue Jays. Bryce Harper will repeat as National League MVP and Dusty Baker will win a fourth NL Manager of the Year award.
CSN anchor Michael Jenkins
90 wins, Bryce repeats as NL MVP, World Series Champions: The Nats stay healthy, Pap doesn’t choke anyone (that we know about) and Dusty Baker’s leadership is the missing piece as Washington finally realizes its potential and wins it all.
CSN Mid-Atlantic manager, Redskins writer J.P. Finlay
89 wins, NL East title, lose in NLDS: They take back the NL East title. But being DC Sports, no great playoff success. Bryce again a monster and Turner shows out.
CSN producer and Capitals writer J.J. Regan
91 wins, win NL East, lose in NLCS: The Nationals will find a renewed confidence from new manager Dusty Baker and surpass the over-achieving Mets for the division crown. They will even finally, FINALLY win a playoff series, but a suspect bullpen will fail them when they need it most in the NLCS.
Wizards writer Ben Standig
92 wins, win NL East, lost in NLDS: Strasburg wins career-high 16 games (and then leaves in free agency)...Ben Revere 35 stolen bases...Harper 3rd in MVP vote. ...Papelbon blows more saves than Scherzer has losses.
Maryland Insider Daniel Martin
95 wins, lose in World Series: Scherzer wins NL Cy Young and throws another no-hitter. Harper comes in second in MVP voting.
CSN digital producer and Nationals writer Daniel Shiferaw
93 wins, lose in NLCS to Cubs: Dusty Baker wins Manager of the Year, Stephen Strasburg is NL Cy Young contender in his final year with Nats
CSN anchor Sebastian Salazar
98 wins, Win World Series: Bryce Harper repeat MVP, Baker Manager of the Year, Scherzer CY Young. Revenge over St. Louis in playoffs.