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2013 Baseball Preview: Washington Nationals

The pieces appear to be in place for this Nationals team to play well into October
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<p> The Nationals appear to be as well equipped as anyone to survive both the marathon of the 162-game season and the sprint of October.</p>

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Athlon Sports' 2011 NL Rookie of the Year

Athlon editors name their choice for the National League's top rookie
<p> Athlon editors name their choice for the National League's top rookie</p>

With the World Series in the rear-view mirror and the hot stove just beginning to heat up, it's time to hand out some awards to this year's best performers on the diamond. The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) will make their announcements starting Monday. And while no Athlon editors are members of the BBWAA, here's how four of us — Charlie Miller, Braden Gall, Patrick Snow and Mark Ross — would have voted if we did have a ballot to cast.

NL Rookie of the Year