The spring of almost no decisions is finally over for the Washington Nationals. They’ll open the much-anticipated 2013 season against the Florida Marlins and they’ll open it as a team favored to win the World Series.

You don’t get to be that team by having a roster full of holes and the Nats don’t. Manager Davey Johnson answered the only real questions Friday after his team lost to the New York Yankees 4-2 in the final game that doesn’t count.

Wilson Ramos, who suffered a severe knee injury last May 12, will catch Stephen Strasburg in the season opener.

Henry Rodriguez will be back in the bullpen.

The first bit of news shouldn’t disappoint anyone who cares about the Nationals. Ramos and Kurt Suzuki will split catching duties and the opener is a “carrot” for the work Ramos put in to get back, Johnson said.

The second bit of news might not be met with universal joy. Rodriguez‘ career has been full of as many “arrrrrrrgggghs” as “aaaahhhhs” to this point. He has a mind-boggling assortment, from a fastball that hits 100 mph to breaking balls that freeze batters.

The night Ramos got hurt? Rodriguez earned a save with a 10-pitch, three-strikeout performance. The next night? Four runs allowed in two-thirds of an inning, after two walks and two hits.