The Nationals had some individual players do well this season, but as a whole the team wasn't that great. I have a feeling Zimmerman, Dunn, and Willingham's season would have helped the team more if people were on base in front of them. --Mark Zuckerman at natsinsider.com
And Yu Darvish. --Adam Kilgore at washingtonpost.com
More on the Nationals and baseball after the jump.
An update on the Nationals' hitters at instructs not including Bryce Harper. The reports on Hood and Perez sound quite positive and intriguing. --Byron Kerr from masnsports.com
What else happenned over the weekend in Viera? Bryce Harper hit a homer and didn't look terrible in right. Sue Dinem at nationalsprospects.com
Morse is set to workout with Pudge and his trainer this off-season, and looks to play everyday in 2011. --Byron Kerr at masnsports.com
Another mainstream media person comes down on the side of Team Felix. This is starting to feel less like a debate and more like a forgone conclussion. --Tom Verducci at si.com
The debate between Heyward and Posey seems like much more of a debate. It pretty much comes down to what is valued more. High OBP from an offensive position or excellent offensive output from a defensive position. The thing that makes this a real debate is the fact that neither is undeserving. A look at the NL ROY and the other awards to be handed out this off-season. --Jayson Stark from espn.com
For the past few seasons the NL West has been the most wide open division in baseball, and this year was no different. --Joe Posnanski from si.com
There are no games tonight or tomorrow, and nothing will happen with the Nationals until November at the earliest. Are you ready for the playoffs? This weekend my friend from Atlanta was up visiting family and he invited me along to fill out a seat they were forced to pay for. While there we ran into one of his family members that happenned to be a Reds fan. We informed him to watch out for Ruiz which he laughed about. He didn't seem to understand that the Phillies line-up has no holes, and just when a guy like Ibanez looks like one that is when the pitcher relaxes and lays one in there. The Phillies are at full strength right now and the only team that can match their pitching is the Giants. It is just weird to talk to someone that doesn't know what we do about the Phillies. It almost makes us want them to win just to show these people what we already know.