District Daily: Nationals top 5 offseason storylines, Important dates to remember


Oct 6, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder

Denard Span

(2) hits a single during the third inning against the Washington Nationals in game three of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers! Start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in our District Daily:

Washington Nationals Top 5 Offseason Storylines: Denard Span, Adam LaRoche, 2B, Ryan Zimmerman?

(Patrick Reddington, Federal Baseball)

The Washington Nationals Top 5 Offseason Storylines all in one place. We’ve touched on these stories already this winter, but here they all are, what you’ll be talking about when you talk Nats for the next few months. What happens in CF, at 1B, at 2B?

5. Injuries: The good news about Ryan Zimmerman‘s 2014 campaign? The injuries which kept him out of the lineup for 101 games this season had nothing to do with his shoulder. A freak fracture of his right thumb and a Grade 3 strain of his hamstring limited the ’05 Nats’ 1st Round pick to just 61 games, and he wasn’t quite able to get back in time to make a real impact in spite of his efforts… but it wasn’t his shoulder at least. Read full article here.

Important dates to keep in mind for Nats’ offseason

(Chase Hughes, CSN Washington)

While the Giants and Royals get set to play the 2014 World Series, the Nationals and 27 other MLB teams are in the early stages of their offseason. Here is a look at some important dates to keep in mind while you wait the four long months before pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Viera, Florida.

Award season

Nov. 10 – Rookie of the Year awards announced
Nov. 11 – Manager of the Year awards announced
Nov. 12 – Cy Young awards announced
Nov. 13 – Most Valuable Player awards announced Read full article here.