The Nationals, officially, have known they'll be competing in the postseason for two full weeks now, so they've had plenty of time to consider their 25-man October roster.
I've often said it's important that we as sportswriters be held accountable for what we write. We ask players and managers to be accountable for their performance.
Despite trading off some of their assets before the deadline, the Phillies still have enough talent to compete for a playoff spot in 2013.
Gio Gonzalez won't get a chance to notch his 22nd win of the regular season. He'll have to settle for a chance to notch the very first win of the postseason.