UPDATED: 12:29 a.m.
By Chase Hughes and Mark Zuckerman
In trading All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard on Wednesday, the Nationals not only lost their setup man, they also lost their best backup plan for Drew Storen at closer.
UPDATED: 10:31 p.m.
2014 record: 76-86, 4th place in NL Central
Manager: Bryan Price, 2nd season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $118 million
In trading Tyler Clippard to the Oakland Athletics for Yunel Escobar on Wednesday, the Nationals found both their starting second baseman for 2015 and an insurance policy at shortstop in case Ian