Just about everyone is aware of the facial hair policy employed by the New York Yankees, the fact that beards are not allowed.
Before the Nationals were eliminated from playoff contention on Sept. 23 of last season, they nearly completed an incredible comeback to secure a wild card spot. From Aug. 9 to Sept.
2013 record: 97-65, 1st place in AL East
Manager: John Farrell, 2nd season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $164 million
With Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson in store, the New York Mets have a chance to improve significantly in 2014.