John Axford


2013 record: 97-65, 1st place in NL Central
Manager: Mike Matheny, 3rd season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $109 million


By Doug McKinney

Nationals @ Brewers
58-39 1st in NL East 44-53 4th in NL Central


As a two-time All-Star, Nationals' starter Gio Gonzalez is one of the best young left-handed pitchers in the game of baseball. His talents on the field are obvious, but off the field?