Some notes from the Nationals' Hot Stove Luncheon courtesy of MASNsports.com's Ben Goessling:
- In addition to discussing his own contract situation, Adam Dunn told the audience that he believes Washington is Orlando Hudson's preferred destination. However, it appears that the two parties are not close to agreeing on compensation.
- Team president Stan Kasten received some questions regarding the club's payroll. Kasten believes that the size of Washington's market could allow them to have a payroll "right below the New Yorks or the LAs." The Nationals spent a franchise record $60.328MM on their Opening Day roster in 2009.