Some have viewed the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants as a potential playoff preview as both teams look primed to play in October.
PHOENIX -- It's been a while since we compiled one of these things, looking alternatively at some of the more encouraging and discouraging developments involving the Nationals.
Major League Baseball released their 2012 postseason schedule on Thursday afternoon with the first pair of wild card single elimination games set for Friday, October 5th.
The Phillies knew they were making drastic changes by trading away key players at the deadline and now they are seeing the effects.
Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann may have not been named an All-Star, but his continued success through the start of the seasons second half is beginning to attract attention.