Alex Ovechkin's punishment by Barry Trotz is reminiscent of other athletes and the way they are perceived in the media and around their leagues.
Age on Opening Day 2016: 23
How acquired: 1st round pick, 2010 draft
MLB service time: 3 years, 159 days
This offseason should be a big one for the Nationals, who first have to find their new manager. They also have four key impending free agents to make decisions on.
The Washington Nationals didn't make the postseason, so their offseason has begun already. Bryce Harper had a fantastic season from a personal standpoint, that's why this may be surprising.
The 2015 season was a massive disappointment for the Nationals, who fell short of the playoffs and a World Series title they were expected to compete for.