We’ve reached the final countdown to pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training, so we’re counting down the five biggest storylines the Nationals will face in Viera.
Age on Opening Day 2015: 33
How acquired: Signed as free agent, Jan. 2015
2015 salary: $3.5 million
2014 record: 88-74, 2nd place in AL West
Manager: Bob Melvin, 5th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $81.6 million
Needing to bolster the back end of a bullpen that no longer features Tyler Clippard or Rafael Soriano, the Nationals on Wednesday signed veteran right-hander and former Blue Jays closer Casey Jans