Interesting article from Ken Rosenthal today. He mentions how the Nationals’ new management, in an attempt to build long-term could consider trades for Livan Hernandez, Jose Guillen, Alfonso Soriano, Nick Johnson, and Brian Schneider.
Johnson could bring an incredible bounty, especially if he continues to hit for this kind of power and stays healthy. Back in March, Jim Bowden signed Johnson to a deal well below his market value.
PECOTA calls for another nice year for Hernandez, though no one could’ve seen all of these HRs allowed coming. We could be looking to a season akin to his 1998 if this keeps up. Still, a team with a significant void in the rotation like the Mets could gain a few wins with him. Same goes for Guillen, who can handle either outfield corner capably. Should be a fun team to watch from a trade rumor perspective; I’ll try to establish some sources.