If the Nationals' signing of Jayson Werth to a seven-year deal wasn't enough to show you they're going to be seriously active, perhaps these rumors will:
- SI's Jon Heyman tweets that the Nationals are "ultra aggressive" going after pitching and that this team "isn''t messing around."
- Ben Goessling of MASN says the Nats have the cash to make another addition, and it's possible that it could happen today or tomorrow. Washington has been linked to Carl Pavano and Brandon Webb.
- In the same article, Goessling notes that signing a pitcher may allow the Nats to move Josh Willingham for other position pieces that fit their needs. Most notably, he feels, they could use a center fielder to offer long-term insurance beyond Nyjer Morgan.