The Nationals general manager says he is open to long-term extensions for Zimmermann and Ian Desmond.
Historically, teams with the best record one season do well the next season. Most returned to the playoffs the following year.
The Post Sports Live crew debates the 2013 season expectations for the Nationals.
The Nationals’ success in the playoffs has yet to be determined. But as a commodity people want to watch, there is no question they have arrived.
Reliever Sean Burnett has experienced irritation in his left elbow and will rest for a couple days.