Mike Rizzo's decision to fire hitting coach Rick Eckstein, against manager Davey Johnson's wishes, ranked fourth on the Nationals' most significant moments list of 2013.
In this week's Nats Point/Counterpoint, we debate whether Danny Espinosa should open the season as utility infielder, or whether Mike Rizzo needs to find another option.
Bryce Harper was plunked three times in three games. So Stephen Strasburg retaliated. And the rivalry between the Nats and Braves became even more heated.
They got top pitching prospect Alex Meyer in return who saw his 2013 cut in half by injuries. Now Meyer has another job: substitute teacher.