One GM told ESPN.com's Buster Olney that the Nats are in a tougher position than it seems. They can obtain value in return for players like Nick Johnson this week, but without veteran contributors, the team could win something like 45 games. That kind of season, says the GM, is "hard to live down." Here are the rest of Olney's rumors:
- The Braves would like to add a reliever, but they're not likely to trade for any big-name players.
- Justin Duchscherer looked good in his rehab start yesterday.
- Olney hears that the Blue Jays want to re-sign Marco Scutaro after the season even if they trade him this week.