The 30: The Nationals grab the top spot - Sports Illustrated

The 30: Nationals grab the top spot, Giants plummet toward the abyss

With Bryce Harper crushing the ball and Stephen Strasburg pitching effectively, the Nationals assume the top spot in this week's edition of The 30.
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Three years removed from their third World Series title in five tries, the Giants are mired in dead last. Seven years removed from their last better-than-.500 season, the Rockies are in first. Also in the news: a jolting 80-game PED suspension, a 2016 doormat taunting the defending champs, and a KBO import hitting like Barry Bonds.

It’s the NL edition of The 30. Enjoy.

Note: “Last Time” reflects the rankings from the most recent edition of The 30, two weeks ago. We’ll be running The 30 every two weeks all season long, alternating between profiles of all American League teams, and all National League teams.​