The Nationals had World Series aspirations, but they are eliminated before October. Let's take a look both backward and forward.
The Nationals lost again on Sunday and fell below the .500 mark for the season. How have the preseason World Series favorites gotten to this point?
Friday was not a particularly good day for MLB. News about one player getting suspended and two not getting suspended headline the day's news recap.
Jayson Werth, Denard Span, Anthony Rendon, Nate McLouth, Casey Janssen are on the shelf as opening day approaches. Closer Drew Storen gave the team a scare Monday by leaving in the middle of a game, but it was because of a blister on his right big toe.
Updates on the injured Jon Lester, Evan Gattis, Josh Reddick, Daniel Murphy, Randal Grichuk, David Ortiz and Andrew McCutchen headline Friday's daily news recap.
Jayson Werth had a different kind of offseason.
The Nationals have had the best record in the NL in two of the past three seasons. Now they've added Max Scherzer to the mix. How will they fare?
With Denard Span's injury lingering for at least a few weeks into the season and Jayson Werth coming off shoulder surgery, the Nats depth in the OF is an early key.
Updates on the injured Jose Fernandez, Masahiro Tanaka, Josh Hamilton, David Wright, Tony Cingrani and Jake McGee headline Friday's daily news recap.
The Nationals looked stacked even before spending huge for luxury ace Max Scherzer. But Al Melchior sees potential issues beyond a riveting rotation.

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