— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 11, 2013
The player in the deal is Billy Burns. Burns was the Nationals player of the year last season, as he stole 74 bases in 81 chances. Those are pretty good odds if you ask me. This is coming from Jeff Passan.
Nationals send Billy Burns, their minor league player of the year, to Oakland for Jerry Blevins.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2013
This is a great deal for the Nationals. Blevins should come at a cheap price in arbitration and isn’t a free agent until 2016.
This fills the hole the Nationals were looking to fill this offseason. Yet another great move by Mike Rizzo and his team to bring in a great, consistent lefty reliever that eat up some innings and get out of jams.
The Nationals offseason needs are pretty much complete as they are now only looking for a little bit more bench depth. The 25 man roster needs one or two more players on it to complete it.