Anyone else shocked that Werth and the Nationals agreed to a 7-year, $126 million deal? I'm not so shocked that the Nationals pursued him as much as I am that Werth would choose Washington. After losing Dunn, Washington will replace that bat with Werth's. Washington could be a very solid contender in a few years, with a future lineup that may look something like this:
OF Nyjer Morgan
SS Ian Desmond
OF Bryce Harper
OF Jayson Werth
And a rotation that could like something like this:
ummm...who knows after this lol...John Lannan, Sammy Solis, Yunesky Maya, A.J. Cole...they'll need to shore up this rotation in order to have a respectable 3 through 5 (assuming Strasburg becomes the ace people think he will once recover from TJ and Zimmerman lives up to his tools). Bullpen looks ok with Garrett Mock, Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen.
My original focus when creating this post was their potential lineup but felt a little analysis of their pitching was necessary to evaluate this team's future potential. I also think they might want to look elsewhere at 1B, as Marrero isn't the most exciting 1B prospect in the world to say the least.
Anyway, if they continue to develop their youngsters they could be at least be an interesting team in a few years. What are your thoughts?