The Nationals knew the risk they were taking when they selected right-hander Erick Fedde out of UNLV in the June MLB Draft.
After getting fired as manager of the Phillies in August of 2013, Charlie Manuel has mostly stayed out of the limelight. He has remained with Philadelphia as an advisor, but that's about it.
Cole Hamels has been the subject of trade rumors for quite some time, but this offseason the lefty has been connected to several teams with specific reports.
Losing in the playoffs is crushing for any MLB team, especially when they get bounced early in the postseason despite championship expectations.