Yu Darvish


2014 record: 67-95, 5th place in AL West

Manager: Jeff Banister, 1st season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $141 million


The excellence of Yu Darvish is not something many fans - or baseball players for that matter -  in Washington, D.C. have been able to appreciate in his two-plus seasons in the majors.


Coming off two blowout wins where they scored a combined 19 runs against the Rangers, one could have probably guessed all that would stop with Yu Darvish on the mound.


The Nationals have had no problem scoring runs against the Texas Rangers so far in their interleague series at Nats Park.