Since Bill Ladson keeps writing about the Nationals' "interest" in players based apparently on nothing but his imagination, I thought I'd share what the little birdies in my head are saying to me. My gut says the Nationals are going to sign Johnny Damon. I don't think they should, but it's feeling like it'll happen.
I keep hearing talk about trading Josh Willingham, but if the team was going to do that, they would have done it last July when he was in the top 5 in OPS in the NL and splitting time with three other starting corner outfielders and first basemen. No, I think Elijah Dukes, the most obvious remaining Bowden-holdover who doesn't fit the Rizzo mold of "good clubhouse guys," will either be moved down the depth chart or sent packing.
Damon will get a two-year deal worth somewhere around $13-15 million. And the team will have yet another "winner" Tom Boswell has heard of. Keep your eye on the transaction wire and see if I'm any better at making stuff up than Ladson.