Kerry to the Nats?

Well, the Nats have got a quandary: what to do at second base? Sure, we’ve got 9 men on the roster who can play the position, and that’s looking like 6 too many. The latest rumor? Vidro and Church to the Cubs for Kerry Wood. Sure, we’d be losing a gold glove 2B, and a second year outfielder with enormous potential, but we’d be getting one of 1998’s best pitchers.

With Soriano refusing to play Outfield, this may be one of the only ways to benefit from that trade, by trading our perfectly good 2B for an injury prone fireballer.


2 Comments so far

  1. Chris (unregistered) on December 20th, 2005 @ 3:27 pm

    Keep in mind that it’s Jim Williams talking. He’s been right about… well…. ummm… Not much.

  2. Yuda (unregistered) on December 20th, 2005 @ 9:03 pm

    I don’t think Jose Vidro’s ever won a gold glove. Even if he did, he’s no longer a good defensive second baseman. Also, he’s rather injury prone now, himself.

    But there’s more to a trade in modern baseball than just talent. We’re on the hook for $23M to Vidro over the next three years. Wood is owed $11 for 2006, after which his contract has a mutual option (the buyout is $3M). So we’d only owe Wood $11M.

    Wood also has a complete no-trade clause, though, and I doubt he’d green-light a deal sending him to Washington.

    If he would, though, I’d make that trade in a heartbeat.

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