Bryce Harper has been terrific for the Washington Nationals through the first 50 games or so of the 2015 season, batting .331 with 16 home runs and 41 RBIs.
2014 record: 98-64, 1st place in AL West
Manager: Mike Scioscia, 16th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $148 million
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