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Nationals weigh in on upcoming season

WASHINGTON – Opening Day is finally here, and big things are expected from the Washington Nationals after last year’s NL East-winning performance.

WTOP’s Craig Heist caught up with manager Davey Johnson and some of the Nats players for their take on last year, this year and more.

Listen below:

Davey Johnson on how he’s different as a manager compared to when he helmed the Orioles 16 years ago:

Center fielder Denard Span on what he brings to the table for the Nats:

Left fielder Bryce Harper on if other teams are gunning for the Nats:

Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman talks about the challenge of getting back to the playoffs:

First baseman Adam LaRoche on how what the Nats experienced last year should help them this year:

Shortstop Ian Desmond on being in the tough National League East:

Pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the importance of starting the season well:

Pitcher Gio Gonzalez on learning from the loss to the Cardinals last year in the playoffs:

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