The Washington rotation currently consists of John Patterson and a lot of question marks. Actually Patterson is a question mark himself right now. That’s why Jim Bowden has made offers to five starters.
The Nats would like to retain Tony Armas Jr. and/or Ramon Ortiz. Additionally they’re after Steve Trachsel, Jorge Sosa, and Jerome Williams. Bill Ladson reports that the offers range from a minor league deal (Williams probably) to $3MM.
Nice to see Jerome getting some love – I know he was lousy last year, but he does have the ability to post a 4 ERA in the NL.