Washington has eliminated the margin for error in its selection process.

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The Nationals have reportedly asked for permission to speak with Cora about their open managerial position, but are they too late?

Washington has eliminated the margin for error in its selection process.

You want an experienced hand? There’s John Farrell. New blood? How bout Alex Cora. Options abound.

  • Perspective

Failure to fulfill stated objective will result in quick departure. Ask previous employee.

The 32-year-old second baseman's timetable is unclear at this point.

  • Perspective

Two division titles in two seasons evidently isn’t good enough, but those who can do better don’t come around often.

Contracts of coaching staff will not be renewed.

Werth's seven-year, $126 million contract is up, and he probably won't be back.

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History of injuries gives pause to the idea of offering historic money, though Stephen Strasburg shows how quickly narratives can change.

The veteran righty with two Tommy Johns to his name has avoided another elbow surgery for now.

The Nationals have some uncertainty at the back end of their rotation entering the offseason.

The new rules ensure that the Hall gradually diversifies away from any perceived Redskins/Nationals/media member bias.

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Dusty Baker's future is unclear, but he's known for his loyalty to his coaches.

New poll reveals that sports fans are sort of weird.

Washington's bench could look much different next season.

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Nationals manager doesn’t have a contract for next season, and after playoff disappointment, it seems less inevitable.

Advanced defensive statistics suggest Matt Wieters was one of the poorest defensive catchers in baseball.

The Post will take a deeper dive into answering each over the coming week.

  • Perspective

Loss to the Cubs proved, again, that it’s the intangibles — things like “baseball IQ” and “will to win” — that the Nationals do not quite have enough of.

Here are the key moments, large and small, that might have turned the game and extended the season for the Washington Nationals.

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