A year ago, there was much angst about the Nationals' core coming apart. Here's a look at the core pieces gone elsewhere.
The Nationals improved to 6-1 in Grapefruit League play with a 4-2 win over the Astros Tuesday.
The former Nationals starter, who spent two seasons in Washington, heads to Houston.
The Nationals opted not to extend offers to Denard Span or Doug Fister, meaning both can leave as free agents without draft pick compensation.
Does Fister regret not signing an extension before this season?
In what was a crazy and at times disappointing season for the righty, Monday night was a highlight.
The Nationals wanted to keep Joe Ross in the rotation because he gives the team a "great chance to win everyday."
The rookie will supplant the veteran, and Stephen Strasburg will start Saturday.
The Nationals' right-hander says last weekend's bullpen session was a "turning point" for him, and it showed Wednesday night.
Matt Williams wanted to get his ace extra rest while he can, and set up a classic starters' showdown in the process.