Ryan Howard


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: 73-89, 4th place in NL East
Manager: Ryne Sandberg, 2nd season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $160 million


The Philadelphia Phillies are entering the 2014 season with five players in their projected starting lineup at least 34 years old, plus Cliff Lee (35) and Cole Hamels (30) in their rotation, but i


No matter how you spin it, the National League East figures to be a more competitive division in 2014.


The Philadelphia Phillies’ offseason has been defined by trade rumors involving their most prominent players, as the Nats’ NL East rivals have sent mixed signals on their plans for the future.