Oakland Athletics


This isn't the first time the Nationals have been linked to Ben Zobrist, and it likely won't be the last.


Relief pitcher Tyler Clippard, who was traded from the Nationals to the Athletics this winter,


2014 record: 88-74, 2nd place in AL West

Manager: Bob Melvin, 5th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $81.6 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.


Mike Rizzo wrapped up a conference call with reporters a short while ago, during which time the Nationals general manager discussed last night’s trade of Tyler Clippard to the Athletics for Yunel