Thought I might get people's persepectives on a straight number here: what do people think the odds are of this actually getting worked out and the Expos actually becoming the Washington Nationals (and yes, before they become any other team--i.e., becoming the Nationals in 20 more years doesn't count). I have become less and less pessimistic over the last 5 days. I think that this is the city of politics, Cropp is going to get every concession she can out of Williams and the others for herself, her supporters and whatever pet projects she wants to funnel money to, and the deal will be done. I say:
65% chance we get the team.
Others? Any response must have your percentage guess :-)