2014 record: 76-86, 4th place in NL Central
Manager: Bryan Price, 2nd season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $118 million
In trading Tyler Clippard to the Oakland Athletics for Yunel Escobar on Wednesday, the Nationals found both their starting second baseman for 2015 and an insurance policy at shortstop in case Ian
2014 record: 73-89, 5th place in NL Central
Manager: Joe Maddon, 1st season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $110 million
It has become a running joke among members of the Nationals' media corps, that if they make a sequel to the 2011 Oscar-nominated film 'Moneyball,' they will have to cast somebody as Mike Rizzo.
In the New York Mets' seemingly never-ending search for a competent shortstop, superstar Troy Tulowitzki's name has come up often.