Shortly after news broke that Cole Hamels will not be ready for Opening Day, the Phillies reached agreement on a one-year, $16 million deal with free agent A.J. Burnett.
While the Nats are unlikely to sign free agent starter A.J. Burnett, he may still land in the National League East division.
2013 record: 73-89, 4th place in NL East
Manager: Ryne Sandberg, 2nd season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $160 million
Doug Fister pitched in a Mariners rotation that included Felix Hernandez and Cliff Lee. He pitched in a Tigers rotation that boasted Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer.