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    Nationals interested in center fielder/lead-off hitter

    Washington Post's Adam Kilgore tweets that Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo told listeners on 106.7 FM The Fan in DC that he is interested in finding a center fielder/lead-off hitter so that Bryce Harper can move to a corner outfield spot. Rizzo went on to say that he's looking for a "dynamic" center fielder.

    The Nationals are fairly depleted in terms of starting pitching from their Gio Gonzalez last offseason but Denard Span or possibly Ben Revere may motivate them to swap another to complete their outfield.
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    I'm sure we'll hear Drew Storen's name bandied about in any potential deal rumors.

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    Might as well take Strasburg since Rizzo doesn't want to use him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousgod71 View Post
    Might as well take Strasburg since Rizzo doesn't want to use him.
    The way we value our players, that is probably the deal we have been asking for. Span for Strasburg and a B prospect. Oh ya and the Nationals would have to pay half of Strasburg's salary.

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    If the Nats take Span, that would make 4 beards in the outfield. Who sits out? I guess Morse has technically played the infield before but there's not much room there either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    If the Nats take Span, that would make 4 beards in the outfield. Who sits out? I guess Morse has technically played the infield before but there's not much room there either.
    I heard they weren't currently negotiating with LaRoche. So Morse to 1B, Harper to LF, Span/Revere to CF???

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    Wouldnt mind taking Ian Desmond or Danny Espinoza along with Tyler Clippard. Or getting Drew Storen. But we need a SP. So how about Span and one of our B level Prospects for Jordan Zimmerman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allhopeisgonemntwins View Post
    wouldnt mind taking ian desmond or danny espinoza along with tyler clippard. Or getting drew storen. But we need a sp. So how about span and one of our b level prospects for jordan zimmerman?
    lol!

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    Revere, Blackie, and Swarzak should get it done.

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    I wonder if Revere might be a better fit for the Nats. He's got better range than Span and with Harper and an aging Werth, that's worth something. He's cheaper than Span and his speed game might play even better in the NL. They probably wouldn't have to give up as much for Revere as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatt Crapps View Post
    Revere, Blackie, and Swarzak should get it done.
    Throw in Dozier and I think you're on to something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    I wonder if Revere might be a better fit for the Nats. He's got better range than Span and with Harper and an aging Werth, that's worth something. He's cheaper than Span and his speed game might play even better in the NL. They probably wouldn't have to give up as much for Revere as well.
    Whose side are you on here gunnarthor? Don't give them any ideas...we want ACES and we want to get them by trading Span. (I personally would want Meyers or bust)

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    If the Twins can get anything of value for Revere, I'm of the opinion they should make that deal twice and run back home before the other side can reconsider the trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fatt Crapps View Post
    Revere, Blackie, and Swarzak should get it done.
    Throw in Dozier and I think you're on to something.
    And Drew Butera.

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    Heck, throw in Tim Wood.

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    Obviously, at this moment, Revere is the inferior leadoff hitter. But how come in any Span v. Revere-as-trade-bait discussion the variables of cost and years of team control, and age, get thrown out the window? Value doesn't all boil down to a side by side comparison of OBP.

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    If Angel Pagan's asking price becomes too high, the Giants may be another option for Span/Revere. Not sure what they have to offer, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twins Twerp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    I wonder if Revere might be a better fit for the Nats. He's got better range than Span and with Harper and an aging Werth, that's worth something. He's cheaper than Span and his speed game might play even better in the NL. They probably wouldn't have to give up as much for Revere as well.
    Whose side are you on here gunnarthor? Don't give them any ideas...we want ACES and we want to get them by trading Span. (I personally would want Meyers or bust)
    Told you so mofo's

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    So, whatever happened with this rumor? Anything?

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