Nationals Looking At Adam Kennedy

The Nationals "have interest" in Adam Kennedy, reports's Bill Ladson (via Twitter).  We've heard that the Mets, Athletics and Marlins have targeted Kennedy to various degrees, but this is the first time that Washington has been attached to the veteran infielder. 

In a mailbag story from Ladson yesterday, he felt the Nats would have a second baseman with a better glove than Cristian Guzman in their Opening Day lineup.  While Guzman would be playing 2B for the first time in his career, Kennedy's play at second has fluctuated wildly over the last three seasons.  Fangraphs charts his UZR/150 as -5.7 in 2007, leaping up to 21.8 in 2008 and then down to -14.8 last year.  Guzman, meanwhile, has kept a middling but stable -0.8 UZR/150 as a shortstop since 2002.

In that same mailbag, Ladson also noted that Felipe Lopez was not a candidate for the Nats' search for middle infield help given that Lopez "left on bad terms" in 2008 when Washington released him in mid-season.  Orlando Hudson, however, appears to be on the club's wish list and as we learned earlier today, may be offered a two-year contract.

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5 Comments on "Nationals Looking At Adam Kennedy"

5 years 7 months ago

I think think the O-Dawg is the best fit. Get the Guz out of Washington I think is the best bet. the Orioles, Reds, A’s, and Cardinals should have interest.

5 years 7 months ago

Why not have Guz at SS and O-dog at second, why kick Guz to the bricks, wasn’t he in the top 10 in hitting in 08′. Pretty steady at SS also. I know they want to look at Desmond and I guess if they got some good players for the Guz, but I don’t know, I don’t like trading steady SS’s that can hit. Just my opinion

5 years 7 months ago

That is, they cared about winning games. They hurt the game, but not by failing to try.

5 years 7 months ago

If the Nationals get Hudson they will have a pretty decent team put together. I hope the Mets hang on to Castillo unless they can find an upgrade which doesn’t exist in the free agent market right now.

5 years 7 months ago

I think that AdamKennedy would be beast for the Mests