2013 record: 74-88, 5th place in AL East
Manager: John Gibbons, 7th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $135 million
Tyler Clippard enters 2014 as one of the Nationals’ most tenured veterans. This will be his sixth season with Washington and his eighth in the majors overall.
Despite several reports throughout the offseason linking him to the Nationals, veteran infielder Jeff Baker has opted to sign a two-year deal with the Miami Marlins.
After breaking out as an MVP candidate in 2013, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will now be paid like one.