The Big Rotowski: National Velvet

Lord, something's wrong with Chris Carpenter. Quick: Trade him.

Okay, no wait. Don't.

Rather than script a first column of the regular season which wheezes and whines about a day's worth of fantasy results (this just in: Carpenter will be fine), I thought I'd take a look at what promises to be one of the most disregarded franchises in baseball '07: the Washington Nationals. I know, the Nats stink. They're going to lose a lot of games. Or are they?