After a year that saw Danny Espinosa play through a torn rotator cuff, break his wrist, and hit .158 on his way to a demotion to Triple-A, the 26-year-old remains very much optimistic about 2014.
Three months after having surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow, Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg is fully past the rehab process and feeling great.
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2013 record: 85-77, 3rd place in AL East
Manager: Joe Girardi, 7th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $196 million