After a disappointing season in 2015, the Nationals can fly under the radar. Unlike last year, they are not the favorites to win a World Series title.
"The Cubs, with all the moves that they've made in the National League Central, the Mets, of course, won the East, won the National League pennant and went to the World Series," Slowes said. "Now, there's going to be expectations on a club that didn't have any last year. I think the Nationals come into this year flying a little bit under the radar. But the biggest difference with this club as they start the year is they're healthy, knock on wood. Last year, they had so many injuries at this time that the Nationals really weren't ready to start the season when the bell tolled."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.