Let’s Make a Trade: Nationals and Rays

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Alex Danvers in MLB
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The Washington Nationals need to improve in a lot of places, but none so much as starting pitching. They do, however, have one valuable commodity in Adam Dunn—a premier slugger with one year left on a reasonable contract. He is prime trade bait.   The Rays are a very good team caught in the toughest division in the league. They went looking for a middle of the order slugger last off-season, but Pat Burrell has been a bust. A year later, they still need to fix the problem.   The Rays have a bounty of young number No. 2 and 3 starting pitchers, with quality minor leaguers still waiting in the wings. Matt Garza and James Shields are untouchable co-aces, but one of their talented rookies or minor leaguers might be available for the right price.   The Rays’ pitching e ...

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