In 2012, the upstart Nats barged to not only the NL East title but also the best record in baseball. It all seemed to get lost, though, in the controversy surrounding the 'Strasburg Shutdown' and the crushing manner in which the Nats lost to the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS. Will the 2013 season provide a happier ending for Washington?
The two teams that could be most affected by MLB's drug investigation in South Florida are the Nationals and Rangers, and sources say both teams are very concerned that they could lose Gio Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz to 50-game suspensions at some point this season. What can they do to prepare?