So far this winter the Nationals have traded for reliever Brian Bruney and signed starter Jason Marquis and catcher Ivan Rodriguez. They're a finalist to sign reliever Matt Capps. They've also added Joel Peralta, Jamie Burke, and Doug Slaten, among others. What's next for GM Mike Rizzo?
- Chico Harlan of the Washington Post says the Nats initially targeted Jon Garland, but Garland prefers to sign with a West Coast team. He should have some options if he's willing to take a one-year deal in the $6-7MM range.
- MLB.com's Bill Ladson tweets that the Nationals still have interest in free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson. Signing Hudson would mean keeping Cristian Guzman at shortstop.