The RotoWorld blurb and the Post article make a valid point: with the Cubs’ failure to sign Rafael Furcal, Ronny Cedeno is much less likely to be dealt. RotoWorld speculates that Jerome Williams or Corey Patterson could be possible trading chips.
Bowden plans to be active, using money not spent on Esteban Loaiza and Hector Carrasco to acquire a free agent pitcher. Back in October, I speculated that A.J. Burnett could wind up in Washington. The possibility remains, and will increase in likelihood if the team is purchased soon. One way or another, the Nationals are going to acquire several starting pitchers this offseason.