As the winter winds down and pitcher and catchers ready to report, the Nationals have been rather quiet in recent weeks.
2013 record: 87-76, 2nd place in AL East
Manager: Joe Maddon, 9th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $72.2 million
As professional sports continue to adapt to the age of Twitter and social media, one thing is becoming clearer and clearer as each year goes by.
While the rumors linking the Nationals to free agent Grant Balfour provided for a great offseason debate this week, the 36-year-old closer has opted to instead sign with the Tampa Bay Rays.