The Washington Post

After Derek Jeter retired, Lopez became the active leader with four World Series rings.

Even as the World Series played out, many believed the Nationals had the better team.

The Nats are tied with the Cardinals and Red Sox as 10-to-1 favorites to win the 2014 World Series, just behind the Dodgers and Tigers.

Michael Gonzalez and Edwin Jackson, two participants from last year’s World Series , are now trying together to topple the defending champion together.