Sure, it may only be the middle of February, but spring is in the air...well, at least spring training is in the air. Sunday at midnight is the deadline for Washington Nationals pitchers and catchers to report to Viera, Florida for the start of 2012 Spring Training, and the organization has the team ready to go. After the jump, a photo via the team's official twitter feed that will have Nationals fans chomping at the bit for the 2012 season to begin.
As the old phrase goes, hope springs eternal, and on paper the front four of the 2012 Nationals rotation has a whole lot of Washington fans expecting great things. Time to take the mound, fellas, and show us something.
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