PHOENIX -- It's been a while since we compiled one of these things, looking alternatively at some of the more encouraging and discouraging developments involving the Nationals.
At the end of a 6 12-hour day at the ballpark -- a day that began with news of a trade, then saw a familiar face return from the minor leagues to win another game, then concluded with a frustrating
MIAMI -- When Drew Storen set out to begin his rehab stint 12 days ago, the Nationals reliever expressed confidence his time in the minor leagues would be brief.
MIAMI -- He had managed to play the best baseball of his career through a lingering left oblique strain for more than a month.
The Nationals at one point had the highest rated farm system in all of baseball, but a lot can change in a year.