Oakland Athletics

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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.

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After their 2013 season uncovered a glaring need for lefty relievers, the Nationals made sure they fixed the problem this offseason. On Dec.

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2013 record: 96-66, 1st place in AL West

Manager: Bob Melvin, 4th season

Estimated 2014 payroll: $78 million

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Once rumored as a target of the Nationals, lefty reliever Eric O'Flaherty has signed with the Oakland Athletics on a two-year deal.

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