2014 record: 88-74, 2nd place in AL West
Manager: Bob Melvin, 5th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $81.6 million
It has become a running joke among members of the Nationals' media corps, that if they make a sequel to the 2011 Oscar-nominated film 'Moneyball,' they will have to cast somebody as Mike Rizzo.
Most years, there’s no baseball news during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend. This isn’t most years.