Justin Verlander


2014 record: 90-72, 1st place in AL Central

Manager: Brad Ausmus, 2nd season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $172 million


Though Max Scherzer's contract includes a signing bonus and deferred money, the final total counting against the Nats' payroll comes in at seven years and $210 million.


There are times when baseball is so grand, so worthy of awe.

Then there are times when it is so small, so petty.

Like the way it treated the legacy of Marvin Miller.


Some of the stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT.