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Nats ready to open the vaults to their own?

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07:29 AM ET 11.18 | Free agents are set to cash in again this offseason, and they aren't alone. The Nationals are a classic example of a team that needs to take care of its own -- specifically, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann and shortstop Ian Desmond. Both players are candidates for contract extensions this offseason -- and rather large contract extensions at that, given that each is only two years away from free agency. Zimmermann, 27, is ninth in the majors in ERA and 13th in ERA-plus over the past three seasons. Desmond, 28, has produced 10.0 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) the past two seasons, the most of any major league shortstop. ... So, what is Zimmermann worth? Well, Justin Verlander signed for five years and $80 million and Felix Hernandez five years and $78 million when each had two years of arbitration left.

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November 18, 2013  09:02 AM ET

WAR HUGH! What is it good for? Absolutely Nothin'!
No lie.

November 18, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Pay Strasburg, Pay Harper and manage the rest of the payroll.

November 18, 2013  09:27 AM ET

I can see the Reds, Bucs, Giants, and Nats battling it out for the two wild card slots in 14.

November 18, 2013  05:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Nats will rebound this year to contend. Write it down.

My pencil broke.....

 
November 18, 2013  10:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Nats will rebound this year to contend. Write it down.

New manager things could happen and why not?

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