The Washington Nationals, pegged by many as 2015 World Series favorites and boasting what is considered to be the best pitching rotation in baseball, grace the cover of Sports Illustrated this week in anticipation of the upcoming MLB season.
Posing on the cover of the Nationals edition are Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer, who was announced yesterday as the team’s opening day starter.
Sports Illustrated will publish four different covers for their 2015 MLB preview issues.
The last time the Nationals were on the cover of Sports Illustrated was the week of April 1, 2013. Stephen Strasburg was on the cover, which stated “The Nationals will break through and win the World Series.”
Washington then went 86-76 and missed the 2013 playoffs.
Bryce Harper also appeared on the cover the week of February 25, 2013.