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.
Mike Rizzo hasn’t been afraid in the past to make a surprise January signing, even at positions that already appear to be filled — ie.
On paper the Nationals appear to have few needs heading into the 2014 season, but a report on Sunday singles out a new area they hope to improve.