Can Nationals make the playoffs?

Remember a few days ago, when the National League playoff picture was all but set -- at least in terms of which five teams would vie for the pennant? Not anymore. The Washington Nationals are soaring, winners of 10 of 11 after their valiant two-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves a day after tragedy struck the nation's capital. The team still sits 4.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds in the race for the second wild-card spot. But with the kind of talent on the Nats, would it be that surprising if the final 11 games delivered joy to D.C.?

What chance do the Nationals have of making the playoffs?

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    10%
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    57%
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    33%

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  • How surprising is the Nationals' turnaround from below-.500 to outside playoff contender?

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      30%
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      54%
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      16%

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  • If they made the playoffs, how far would the Nationals go?

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      57%
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      25%
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      9%
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      9%

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  • Which player is more important to the Nationals' success?

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      64%
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      36%

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  • How will the Nationals fare in 2014?

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      23%
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      54%
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      23%

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