Pitchers and catchers are due to report to spring training one month from Thursday. Have the Nationals reached their off-season goals, or is there still work to be done before they convene in Viera?
Unable to work out one-year contracts on their own, the Nationals will go to arbitration with left fielder Michael Morse and left-hander John Lannan.
Wednesday at 4 p.m. will mark the deadline for the Texas Rangers to come to an agreement with Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish.
The Nationals avoided arbitration with three more players Tuesday, agreeing with pitchers Jordan Zimmermann, Tyler Clippard and Tom Gorzelanny on one-year contracts.
Under normal circumstances, Michael Morse would be a logical candidate for a contract extension. But if the Nationals are still considering Prince Fielder, they have no long-term position for Morse to play.