Werth Agrees To Deal With Nationals

Free agent outfielder Jayson Werth has agreed to a deal with the Washington Nationals, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter).  Werth signing with the Nats would be a surprise, though the pairing does make sense.  Washington now has money to spend after losing Adam Dunn in free agency and needs to replace the bopper's bat in the lineup.

It was said earlier this week that the most serious suitors for Werth were the Phillies, Tigers, and Red Sox.  Boston met with Werth on Wednesday though contract terms were not discussed.

MLB.com's Todd Zolecki first reported that the two sides were nearing agreement.


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141 Comments on "Werth Agrees To Deal With Nationals"


Guest
4 years 8 months ago

Log this into the “no one seen that coming” deal!!!

4 years 8 months ago

lol

M.Kit
4 years 8 months ago

makes no sense for Werth, i doubt this

bbxxj
4 years 8 months ago

If they give him the most money it makes sense for him. He already has his ring.

dizzle4
4 years 8 months ago

Yeah, when Werth switched to Boras, you got the impression he just wanted the biggest payday.

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 8 months ago

Nationals keep being spurned by FA’s when they offer more money and the FA’s don’t sign. Nationals need someone to take them serious, as they have a serious chance at least in 2012.

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 8 months ago

Nationals keep being spurned by FA’s when they offer more money and the FA’s don’t sign. Nationals need someone to take them serious, as they have a serious chance at least in 2012.

4 years 8 months ago

Young team on the rise where he can make an impact. Why doesn’t this make any sense? Already won in Philly, doesn’t have to move that far, less pressure. If he signs first Crawford’s price is going to skyrocket between the Halo’s, Sox, Rangers and Yanks bidding on him.

Sage
4 years 8 months ago

lolwut?

4 years 8 months ago

“And now for something completely different!”

4 years 8 months ago

This is the best offseason ever.

Natinals
4 years 8 months ago

YES! I love Werth!

4 years 8 months ago

I’d rather he leave the NL East. Could be a nice signing for the improving Nats though.

4 years 8 months ago

Well, good replacement for Dunn, but they’re still a year from contending.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

He could put up similiar offensive numbers and defend really well from RF. thats like 10 wins added to their record!

4 years 8 months ago

Not that much of an upgrade, maybe 3 according to WAR

4 years 8 months ago

uh no.

Mick_Stepp
4 years 8 months ago

There. They’re. Their. I know they sound alike but they’re three completely different words. Learn to pick the right one.

Good boy!

4 years 8 months ago

Sorry fixed it. Typed too fast while I was posting.

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

we all get very excited about werthless

HipNip2009
4 years 8 months ago

Amazing how many people don’t know the difference, isn’t it? It happens all over the blogosphere. Public education has failed.

HipNip2009
4 years 8 months ago

Your, you’re and yore. Two, too and to. More people are having trouble with those, too.

HipNip2009
4 years 8 months ago

Your, you’re and yore. Two, too and to. More people are having trouble with those, too.

Moparman440
4 years 8 months ago

In the voice of Michael Buffer, Let’s get ready to judge posts !

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Guest
3 years 9 months ago

i liked it for allthe effort

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 8 months ago

Good thing the contract is probably more than 1 year.

4 years 8 months ago

That wasn’t my point, but your (obviously) right. I’m just surprised they made a splash like this so soon.

4 years 8 months ago

That wasn’t my point, but your (obviously) right. I’m just surprised they made a splash like this so soon.

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 8 months ago

Good thing the contract is probably more than 1 year.

Cody
4 years 8 months ago

Great we don’t get Agon now we won’t get Werth. Better hope we can get Belt and Crawford. Or were are F’ed.

4 years 8 months ago

This A’s fan has very little sympathy for Boston missing out on free agents. No offense intended to RSN, of course.

4 years 8 months ago

Oh man, if this was target #2 ala the Sox-Gonzo master plan, it’s not looking good in Beantown…

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 8 months ago

Now a bidding war is your last chance or either stick with Cameron.

redsox927
4 years 8 months ago

one could say it’s not looking good, but my idea of the best case scenario was always to sign Beltre and trade for Upton.

Those probably won’t happen either, BUT there’s still hope for my own personal “best case scenario”.

If the sox were willing to give up their #1,3 and 6 prospects for one cheap season of AGON (and then signing him for close to what he’d get on the open market) they should be willing to do the same for a 23 year old kid signed for much much longer for much much less…

Ellsbury
Pedroia
Youkilis
Papi
Beltre
Drew
Upton
Salty
Scutaro/Lowrie.

What really scares me though, is the small sample size of Lowrie’s success last year brainwashing Theo into thinking he can take over at 3rd and Scutaro play SS full time. That would not be good for anybody involved.

redsox927
4 years 8 months ago

one could say it’s not looking good, but my idea of the best case scenario was always to sign Beltre and trade for Upton.

Those probably won’t happen either, BUT there’s still hope for my own personal “best case scenario”.

If the sox were willing to give up their #1,3 and 6 prospects for one cheap season of AGON (and then signing him for close to what he’d get on the open market) they should be willing to do the same for a 23 year old kid signed for much much longer for much much less…

Ellsbury
Pedroia
Youkilis
Papi
Beltre
Drew
Upton
Salty
Scutaro/Lowrie.

What really scares me though, is the small sample size of Lowrie’s success last year brainwashing Theo into thinking he can take over at 3rd and Scutaro play SS full time. That would not be good for anybody involved.

Sniderlover
4 years 8 months ago

lolwut? This came way out of right field.

BillB325
4 years 8 months ago

haha like the joke

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 8 months ago

So Nationals can sign big names!?! Great news.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Well their owner is the richest in baseball, but still, I”m shocked by this. But good for them.

turk1973
4 years 8 months ago

Not really smart for him they have no chance of winning I guess all they do care about is money.

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 8 months ago

no chance for winning? They have a pretty good team put together for 2012 and still with some money to spend, so long as other FA’s can take them serious.

BoSoxSam
4 years 8 months ago

If Werth is gone and A-Gon’s not looking likely, is Bostons backup plan Beltre+Crawford?

Cause if it is, I’m -almost- okay with that.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

So the Red Sox, who were the favorites to get Gonzo and Werth………get nobody. Sweet parody!

elmedius
4 years 8 months ago

sox still look good without either if they can bring beltre back.. remember they played without pedroia and youkilis for a good part of the season, and ellsbury for pretty much the whole season and still remained competitive. if beckett or lackey can rebound they still look good.

slider32
4 years 8 months ago

Hello, they are getting killed and you are still optomistic. This is typical of the New England area. We only had a foot of snow!

redsox927
4 years 8 months ago

How are they getting killed?? He’s got a point. They won 89 games playing without their leadoff hitter, allstar/MVP/GG/team leader/2nd hitter, and their cleanup hitter/MVP candidate/allstar/GG/team leader…

they also had their all star closer have a down season, add to that Beckett and Lackey having little to no chance of being that bad collectively ever again and you’ve got yourself a team that still looks pretty good.

Providing they can make one move offensively (crawford or beltre) they will be very very competitive.

And a foot of snow isn’t all that much.. i remember having 4 feet of snow still on the ground as i looked for easter eggs as a child..

jt24
4 years 8 months ago

sweeter than caroline!!

MaineSox
4 years 8 months ago

That hurts Span… :(

DahGameVersion2
4 years 8 months ago

Doesn’t mean that the Gonazalez trade isn’t out… just means that the window for a contract extension is gone.. still a possibilty he’ll be in Boston.. as for Werth eh

slider32
4 years 8 months ago

This is huge for the Nationals! The owner has the money and is willing to spend it. This team will be good in 2 yrs. This gives hope to all the small market teams. Watch out Sox, you snooze, you loose.

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

what? i dont know what to say to this. im stunned

4 years 8 months ago

At 31, seems like a bit of surprise for the Nats. I bet he is looking at a minimum of 5 years? Seems a bit steep for a team still at least 2 years from any serious chance at winning even 81 games.

Tyler Sekula
4 years 8 months ago

Wow…This is suprising actually.. They could be pretty good actually with Werth in there..maybe a way of attracting Lee to sign with them.

What does this mean for the Red Sox? Are they really going to get shafted this badly this offseason?

4 years 8 months ago

Gotta be some sick money involved!
Now can we sign Magglio?

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

and crawford. why is everyone saying the tigers are out of it for him

4 years 8 months ago

The next time Dave Dombrowski gets into a bidding war for a high priced free agent will be the first. Boston and the Angels now have one good choice for an outfield bat, and that’s Crawford. He figures to get more than Werth did. I don’t see the Tigers going that high.

4 years 8 months ago

Tigers need to lock down Magglio ASAP if reports of this deal are true, and then move on to locking down A COUPLE different back-end starters.