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Nationals Daily Evolutions 1/27/11

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The Nationals farm system jumped 4 spots from 23rd to 19th in Keith Law's ratings, and was said to be making nice progress since the MLB and Bowden years. --Sue Dinem at

Despite this Bryce Harper was the only National listed in the MLB Network's countdown* of the top 50 prospects.

*Has anyone ever gone back and looked at all the top 50 or 100 prospects lists and seen who the best prospect prognosticators were?   

It is good to see the Nationals farm system moving in the right direction, but the most important aspect is producing major league talent, and having a surplus of talent to produce more talent or sell off for more talent. --Sue Dinem from  

Bryce Harper has always been good at proving himself against talent three years his senior, and after a strong showing in the AFL the sky might be the limit this year for Harper, or at least that is what us fans hope for. --Mac at

There doesn't appear to be much to the rumor that the Nationals are trying for Sizemore and Carmona, Gonzalez's days might be numbered, and Nyjer has a lot to prove in 2011. --Bill Ladson from

The biggest problem the Nationals faced was not getting enough men on base, and the main culprits sat atop the order. Moving forward the Nationals need to fix this and Desmond in the 2 hole for an entire season is only the beginning. --Ben Goessling from 

When compared to some of the best of all time Desmond's defensive numbers in his first season are the worst, but some of these great struggled as well and it begs the question of where does Desmond stack up against an average short stop.

Former Nationals short stop, Cristian Guzman, is still looking for work. --Phil Wood at

Weather was a big deal in D.C. yesterday, and it has played a key roll in a few Nationals games. --Mark Zuckerman from

Werth and Zimmerman recently found themselves in the owners box at a Caps game, and Ozzy was on the big screen in a Caps jersey. Maybe the Nationals can change their losing song to No More Tears. --Dan Steinberg in the D.C. Sports Bog