Nats starter Joe Ross opted out of the 2020 season for health reasons. In the time off, he discovered the importance of his platform as a pro athlete.

While the Nats unsurprisingly tendered contracts to Trea Turner and Juan Soto, Kris Bryant will remain with the Cubs until further notice. A trade could send him elsewhere this winter.

Joe Ross will make $1.5 million in 2021 after opting out of playing last season for the Washington Nationals.

Kieboom quietly retired at 28 when he felt he could no longer reach his goal of becoming a major league regular.

  • Analysis

The Nationals need a big bat and a third baseman. The Cubs star could provide both.

Each November, teams give a nod of confidence to a player or two — or in this case, three — by protecting them from the Rule 5 Draft.

The Red Wings had been with the Minnesota Twins since 2003.

Emerging names in the Nationals’ farm system include Drew Mendoza, Yasel Antuna and Israel Pineda.

  • Perspective

Under Mike Rizzo, the Nationals have a history of winter surprises. This year, they might come in waves.

Clay, 27, has spent the past seven years in the Minnesota Twins' system.

Yasmany Tomás is coming off a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. During it, he never became a major league regular.

  • Analysis

Joe Ross, Erick Fedde and Austin Voth could all used an improved change-up. Their new pitching coach could be keen on making that happen.

Robles, 23, is a big key for the Nationals moving forward. They need him to figure it out.

Trevor Bauer and Shane Bieber — former teammates in Cleveland — capture Cy Young honors from the pandemic-shortened season, with Bauer becoming the first Reds pitcher to win the honor.

  • Analysis

Over the course of three months, in a season that never went their way, the Nationals flashed a sharp shift in their defensive philosophy.

Since the tradition began in 1910, every sitting president except Donald Trump has thrown a ceremonial first pitch in Washington while the city had a major league team.

  • Analysis

The first free agent signing of a slow offseason took one fit for Washington off the market.

  • Analysis

The Nationals wade into the offseason with a number of holes to fill.

Juan Soto, 22, won the NL batting title in 2020 with a .351 average despite missing the start of the season with a positive coronavirus test.

Nationals will ease into a long to-do list after a busy October.

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