Matt Holliday

2w

2014 record: 90-72, 1st place in NL Central

Manager: Mike Matheny, 4th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $121 million

10m

Nursing a 3-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals - a team they had not beaten in eight consecutive tries - the Nationals nearly saw it slip away.

11m

Last week ESPN ranked the best shortstops in baseball and

2y

ST. LOUIS (AP) No last name necessary.

A slew of batting titles. Corkscrew stance. Humble. A gentleman. All-around good guy.

Stan the Man.

2y

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals reliever Mitchell Boggs was at a party back home in Georgia for his sister's wedding when the gathering suddenly turned somber.

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