Tyler Clippard has been among the Nationals' most reliable players for five seasons now, regardless of position. Because of that, it's a little bit easier to project his 2014 season than some of his teammates.
Now with a full year in Washington under his belt, Denard Span is much more comfortable heading into this season with a better idea of what to expect.
Will Drew Storen re-establish himself as an elite closer, or will matters get even worse than they were last season? Whatever happens, it's a big year for the right-hander.
Seattle spent $240 million on Robinson Cano, but can it generate enough offense elsewhere in the lineup to contend in 2014?