I was just taking a look at the Nationals roster tonight and was impressed with the upside. There's certainly a LOT that can go wrong, but do they have an outside shot and being the surprise team of the National League if everything goes right?
C Jesus Flores - upside
1b Dunn - not too bad (at the plate, anyway)
2b Anderson Hernandez - yuck
3b Zimmerman - good, with very good upside
SS Guzman - yuck
OF Milledge - serious upside
OF Dukes - crazy, but serious upside
OF Willingham - solid
Bench: Kearns, Wily Mo, Nick Johnson
SP Scott Olsen, Daniel Cabrera, John Lannan, Shawn Hill, and Odalis Perez - not very good, but again, some upside in Olsen and Cabrera
I know, this is a stretch...but if everything went right, this is a team that can shock people, and I haven't heard a thing about them.