Pedro Alvarez

5m

2013 record: 94-68, 2nd place in NL Central

Manager: Clint Hurdle, 4th season

Estimated 2014 payroll: $70 million

2y

PITTSBURGH -- One of the responsibilities that comes with the title of "staff ace" is the task of stopping a losing streak.

2y

PITTSBURGH -- The overarching storyline to last night's 4-2 loss, of course, was the Nationals' utter inability to make contact at the plate.

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