2014 record: 88-74, 2nd place in NL West
Manager: Bruce Bochy, 9th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $163.8 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.
The Nationals traveled to San Francisco this week looking to challenge the Giants and their best record in baseball, but so far through three games it's been Washington who has looked like the bet