Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci publishes an annual column looking at young pitchers coming off years where they saw a dramatic increase in their innings pitched from the previous season.
Last week the Los Angeles Dodgers signed two-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw to a seven-year, $215 million deal, the largest ever for a pitcher in baseball history.
After a long offseason - and with less than a month to go before pitchers and catchers report to spring training - we're finally just a week out from NatsFest 2014.
The Nationals and Stephen Strasburg agreed to terms Friday night on a contract for 2014, avoiding arbitration.
THIS WEEK'S DEBATE: WHO WILL BE THE FIRST PERSON WEARING A NATIONALS CAP ON A HALL OF FAME PLAQUE?