The Nationals could still benefit if they neither sign nor trade Jordan Zimmermann.
Washington shortstop turned down offer with market putting premium on potent offensive players.
In his first season in Washington, Matt Williams earned the top honor after leading the Nationals to 96 wins.
A pivotal hearing in the legal saga between the Nationals and MASN was pushed from December to March, ensuring the team will not receive a potential windfall until after this offseason.
The Nats brought back D.C. Native Emmanuel Burriss and Manny Delcarmen.
With raises coming to many players under contract, the Nationals’ payroll will rise in 2014.
The Nationals added Eric Fornataro off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Nationals’ clearest mission this winter is to fill second base, but they have many possibilities.
Even as the World Series played out, many believed the Nationals had the better team.
Former National drove in World Series-winning run in Game 7.