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Even Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman Doesn't Know How The Rotation Will Shake Out

The biggest question the Nationals faced in Training Camp this year was how to put their collection of pitchers into a competent rotation. A few weeks in, we still don't really know the answer to that questions. And if you listen to manager Jim Riggleman talk about it, you might come away even more confused than when you started, via Ben Goessling.

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"We're still tossing around a couple of ways we could go. If (John) Lannan and (Tom) Gorzelanny are in there, we're still tossing it around a little bit as to breaking them up," Riggleman said. "They're not pitching against the same team, back-to-back, two lefties. I don't know that there's much evidence that that matters a lot, but it seems to be that if you can break them up, break them up. The order that we go in for (Jason) Marquis, (Jordan) Zimmermann, Lannan, Gorzelanny - there's still some room to play around with that."

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Ok, so let's see what we have here. Marquis is in. Zimermann is in. Lannan and Gorzelanny might be in, but won't pitch in back to back games for no apparent reason. None of this includes Livan Hernandez who most certainly is in. Hmm. I guess we can just wait they play the first five games of the year to figure it out.

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