Thanks to a burgeoning roster loaded with young talent and a front office that finally spent big bucks to supplement the talent already in place, the Nationals nearly pulled off their first winning season since arriving in town.
Jim Riggleman's resignation moments after the Nationals won for the 11th time in 12 games probably takes the cake. But Jayson Werth winning the presidents race proved to be a bizarre moment in its own right.
More and more, it looks like the Nationals are willing to open 2012 with Jayson Werth in center field. But unless Bryce Harper cracks the Opening Day roster, that still leaves the Nats needing a right fielder.
Ryan Zimmerman's torn abdominal muscle proved costly. So did Adam LaRoche's shoulder surgery. And Livan Hernandez's blown 8-0 lead was a real low point. But what was the worst moment of the year for the Nationals?
Was it Wilson Ramos' walk-off homer against Seattle? How about the hiring of Davey Johnson as manager? Or maybe it was Stephen Strasburg's triumphant return. Cast your vote on NatsInsider.com.