Half Smokes Hypothetical is a daily discussion where we throw out a D.C. sports-related question based on the news of the day. It's a hypothetical discussion, which is what makes it fun (we hope).â†µ
The second half of the Nationals' season gets underway tonight after a first half that saw lots of promise, but ultimately, another losing team. Yes, they're 13 games better than last year, but they're still in the division cellar and are not going to make the playoffs.
So with that in mind, here's today's hypothetical.â†µ
What would you consider a "successful" second half for the Nationals? Would it include trading Adam Dunn or not? Would it include trading other pieces? How many wins? How many innings for Stephen Strasburg? Etc.â†µ