The Nationals have picked up Denard Span's $9 million option but declined to bring back Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano in 2015.
With the World Series over, Asdrubal Cabrera, Scott Hairston and Nate Schierholtz are officially free agents, and a couple more Nationals players could join that list in the next few days.
Gio Gonzalez battled through the first arm injury of his career early in 2014, but the left-hander rediscovered himself after that.
Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings as the Giants held off the Royals 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series for their third title in five years.
Tonight the Giants and Royals will go head-to-head in a rare World Series Game 7, as the 2014 MLB season comes to an end.