Although the offseason is in full swing, the Nationals have continued to make national headlines with the hiring of a new manager and a shortstop being recognized for his bat.
While the Nats had been expected to hire Matt Williams, he was officially introduced last Friday.
On Wednesday, Ian Desmond was honored with his second consecutive Silver Slugger Award.
While those were the biggest stories around the Nats this week, there are many other headlines that you may have missed. Go to MASNsports.com each Friday for our weekly wrap, and be sure to check in every day for the latest Nats news.
More Nationals headlines:
* Nationals announce 2014 spring training schedule
* Who will manage Double-A Harrisburg next season?
* Robert Benincasa gaining strength during "unbelievable" AFL experience
* Detwiler and Garcia reinstated from 60-day DL