Steve Lombardozzi turned into the Nationals' best pinch-hitter this year, but he still has plenty of room for improvement.
Both shortstop Ian Desmond and center fielder Denard Span of the Nationals were named finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove awards.
Why was Matt Williams selected from among the pool of Nationals managerial candidates? Because Mike Rizzo has been close to the ex-third baseman for years.
Meet Matt Williams, the man reported to be the new Nationals manager and a star MLB third baseman for 17 years.