Can they fix the bullpen
The Nationals were a great team in 2020, good enough to make the postseason and win the World Series, and they did all that in spite of having a terrible bullpen — like historically bad.
They finished the regular season with a league-worst bullpen ERA of 5.66.
And despite using some starters out of the bullpen in the postseason, they still had a bullpen ERA near five.
The front office has to find a way to address this issue in the offseason to avoid a similar fate.
Sean Doolittle has a $6.5 million team option that will almost certainly be picked up as he has been one of their more trusted relievers.
Whether big or little, there have to be some moves made this offseason to try and improve the bullpen before the start of the 2020 season.
That is certainly something we’ll be following closely and looking at as the free agent and trade markets take shape this offseason for the Washington Nationals.