Nationals Q&A: Dissecting 2013 and looking ahead to winter

October 18, 2013

(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The Nationals face a busy winter ahead. The back of the rotation needs to be filled, the bullpen could use some tweaking, the bench could use an upgrade and, most important, the team needs a new manager to replace Davey Johnson. And some of the wheels are already in motion for all of those needs, including initial interviews of managerial candidates Matt Williams, Randy Knorr and Brad Ausmus. Trent Jewett and Cal Ripken have also been linked to the job.

The Nationals’ “World Series or Bust” 2013 season of promise finished with an 86-76 record and four games short of the playoffs. In an attempt to dissect what happened, what remains and what may be ahead, we’re debuting a question-and-answer forum.

If you have a question, feel free to post it below in the comments section and we’ll attempt to answer them early next week. If possible, try to keep the questions concise so we can tackle as many as possible.

Thanks for taking part.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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