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    Washington Nationals Nationals Transactions Thread

    Discuss and Post Nationals Transactions Here

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    HUGE SHOCKER: Jayson Werth got a seven-year $126 Million contract with the Nationals!

    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...th-nationals/1

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    i still cant believe the years on this deal....it's a lot of money, but i figured he would get big money based on the scarcity of power-hitting OF's....but 7 years??? he will be 38 by the end of this deal....right now he is a power-speed guy, but in the next 2-3 years, that speed element will dissapear....

    i guess they had to overpay to keep him in order to get him in DC....i would rather have Dunn for 4 years/50 million than Werth at this big of a contract

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    Yeah i was shocked by this one. I figured 4-5 years max but 7! I think the Nationals are overspending here.

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    maybe Obama can bail them out too??? hehe, i had to

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    Actually, thinking about this today...I believe the Nationals have Strasburg Fever. They were so blown away by Strasburg and his potential that they have convinced themselves they are the Yankees South!

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    Sure a team tries to get better, by signing players. But I merely think that the Nationals are trying lure more fans by signing Werth and Ankiel instead of looking for a way to get better. Sure they made a pitch for Lee, but I think they knew they never had a chance.

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    At least they are spending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buccos13 View Post
    At least they are spending.
    True. But it is all short term thinkin IMO. No long term policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeebiscuitfan View Post
    Sure a team tries to get better, by signing players. But I merely think that the Nationals are trying lure more fans by signing Werth and Ankiel instead of looking for a way to get better. Sure they made a pitch for Lee, but I think they knew they never had a chance.
    I believe that Nats made a similar pitch to Tex a few years back too, knowing they didn't have much of a chance but put in an offer anyway trying to bring in some fans. I agree they don't have a great long term plan that I see in terms of players, but getting fans, season ticket holders, filling those luxury boxes, etc will go a long way towards giving them the money to spend on a long term plan.

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