If you were occupied by holiday festivities this week, it's OK, because it was a rather slow week of baseball news, barring the power rankings that labeled the Nats a team to watch for the 2013 season.
ESPN's Buster Olney ranked the Nats second in his early power rankings.
While D.C. is preparing to watch the Redskins fight for a division title, MASNsports.com's Dan Kolko compared the team's surprising season to that of the Nationals.
Again, this week's news is the lack of news regarding Adam LaRoche.
In case you missed it, read more on these stories and other headlines:
* A closer look at Sammy Solis, Baseball America's No. 8 Nats prospect
* A closer look at Matt Purke, Baseball America's No. 9 Nats prospect
* Big splashes not necessary for successful offseason
* A closer look at Henry Rodriguez
* How much interest do the Red Sox have in LaRoche?