As we are now a week removed from the General Managers Meetings, we have to step back and realize what has happened. Well, for the Washington Nationals, nothing has happened. Other than the rumors of Denard Span at the beginning of the GM Meetings and a little talk about Max Scherzer, GM Mike Rizzo has stayed relatively quiet and out of the media.
The Nationals don’t really need to much to bolster their lineup so that might be the huge reason, but they are still on the market for a back-end starter. We haven’t heard anything or any names about that. We still have a lot of time to have news swirl through the Twitter-verse and nothing come of it, so we have that to look forward too.
Everything started out so quickly, with rumors and news about the team that now with nothing going on, I am getting a little worried that really nothing will happen this winter to bolster the roster. If that happens, I am not really sure how I would feel about the 2014 season. I would still feel confident that the Nats’ are title contenders, but without some veteran presence in the back-end of the rotation or a lefty in the bullpen, the Nats’ could struggle at times. It would take a couple hours of thinking about the team and how things could go, for me to feel the confidence of 2012 all over again.
Let’s not forget that the Winter Meetings start on December 9th and things could heat up again. If they do, great, if not, I’m worried. Rizzo has gone out and gotten a big time name each of the past two off-seasons, so an off-season without a big name coming to D.C. would be strange. Let’s keep an open mindset as fans, that things can happen as quick as the Fielder-Kinsler trade, so let’s hope it happens with a big time name.