Analyzing the Nationals' outfield corps: How much will Bryce Harper improve at age 20? What's Michael Morse's future with the club? Should Jayson Werth continue to lead off?
Potential free agent Adam LaRoche's status is the biggest question mark in the Nationals infield as the offseason begins.
The Nationals have insisted all along they're built to reach the postseason for many years to come. But history suggests there are no guarantees.
The outcome of Game 5 of the NLDS beings to take a backseat to the decisions that set it up to happen.