As professional sports continue to adapt to the age of Twitter and social media, one thing is becoming clearer and clearer as each year goes by.
After their 2013 season uncovered a glaring need for lefty relievers, the Nationals made sure they fixed the problem this offseason. On Dec.
2013 record: 96-66, 1st place in AL West
Manager: Bob Melvin, 4th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $78 million
Once rumored as a target of the Nationals, lefty reliever Eric O'Flaherty has signed with the Oakland Athletics on a two-year deal.