VIERA, Fla. -- It's been nearly 18 months since Stephen Strasburg reached back to throw that 90 mph changeup in Philadelphia and immediately felt something wrong in his elbow.
With pitchers and catchers due to report Sunday, we've reached the home stretch of the offseason.
And so the strangest free-agent sweepstakes baseball has seen in a long time has ended. Prince Fielder is headed to Detroit, and here in Washington the debate rages on.
Baseball loves to make a big deal out of round numbers. Think about all the key career milestones: 3,000 hits, 500 homers, 300 wins.
There have been all sorts of recurring storylines and oft-mentioned Nationals players this offseason.