More than a third of the season is in the books, making it an appropriate time to evaluate some of the Washington Nationals' offseason moves.
Rafael Soriano was signed to solidify the Nationals' bullpen as one of the best in the league. The Nats made a couple of offensive moves as well, trading for Denard Span in hopes to give themselves an upgrade in center field and an elite leadoff hitter. Adam LaRoche's re-signing was also made in an effort to boost the offense.
So after a 29-29 start to 2013, how are these offseason moves paying off for the Nationals? Of the three, it is LaRoche's recent contributions that are currently carrying the Nationals.