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Nationals thrive for 162 games, but not in October

Nationals thrive for 162 games, but not in October

WASHINGTON — For the second time in three years, the Washington Nationals won the most games in the NL — and then quickly exited from the playoffs. Now comes an offseason of questions about manager Matt Williams' decisions and a handful of key roster choices, including what to do about Ryan Zimmerman, whether to sign Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond to long-term deals, and how to upgrade an offense that fell flat in October. "The window is not closed," Desmond said after the Nationals' season ended Tuesday night with a 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of their NL Division Series, "but it is closing." At 96-66 under rookie skipper...

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