Nationals Interested In Jorge De La Rosa

Like the Yankees, the Nationals are pursuing both of the winter’s top free agent left-handers. Not only is Washington eyeing Cliff Lee, the front office is interested in Jorge de la Rosa, according to’s Bill Ladson

When Nationals GM Mike Rizzo was Arizona’s scouting director, he signed De La Rosa to his first pro contract. Twelve years later, the Nationals are looking for front of the rotation starters and De La Rosa is available. Another pitcher with ties to Rizzo, Brandon Webb, is on the Nationals’ radar this winter.

The Yankees and Rockies are among the teams known to have interest in De La Rosa. Assuming Colorado offers arbitration, signing the lefty will cost a top draft pick since he's a Type A free agent. The 29-year-old battled finger injuries in 2010, but still posted a 4.22 ERA with 8.4 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 121 2/3 innings.

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4 years 10 months ago

The Nationals are my best guess for Jorge’s destination.

4 years 10 months ago

I have always been thinking that too but nobody’s even mentioned him so far up until now. IMO he is a perfect fit.

4 years 10 months ago

As a baseball fan i would love the Nats to get Jorge instead of Lee, not because i’m a Yankee fan and hoping my team gets Lee, but because a contract like Lee could hurt the Nats franchise if he gets hurt. Jorge is nowhere close to Lee as a pitcher, but he could give you some good outings.

4 years 10 months ago

I would love to see this happen. He’d be a fine fit in DC. one of the most underrated pitchers in Baseball.

4 years 10 months ago

Thought they learned after that Jason Marquis deal…