All four Division Series have games today, providing a full day of playoff baseball.
The Nationals know they need to make significant changes to both their bench and bullpen this offseason.
Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals delivered a reality jolt to the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-1 rout Thursday in their NL division series opener.
One game features two veterans with World Series rings, the other two of the games best young pitchers.
The Nationals spent money on a veteran starting pitcher each of the last two offseasons, but they think they've got enough in-house depth this winter.