Washington Nationals: 1 Realistic Trade Candidate From Every Team

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: General mananger Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals speaks to the media before game four of the National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on October 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: General mananger Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals speaks to the media before game four of the National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on October 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Jeff McNeil #6 of the New York Mets runs to first during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on September 19, 2021 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Braves

This only works out if the Braves pick up his option, but Adam Duvall would be a perfect addition for the Nationals. This year he finished fourth in the majors in RBIs (116) and added 38 homers. It is widely assumed next year will implement a universal DH, allowing for the Nationals to have both Duvall and Josh Bell in the lineup. This past year the Nats offense struggled with runners in scoring position and Duvall would help fix those problems.

Marlins

It’s always hard to trade within the division regardless of who the team is. But similar to the Nationals, Miami isn’t yet ready to go all-in and could be looking to flip some players for more prospects. Washington has a glaring need in the bullpen and Dylan Floro would go a long way to fixing the issue. This past season he posted a 2.81 ERA in 64 innings while striking out 62.

Mets

Jeff McNeil broke out in 2019 slashing .318/.384/.531 while adding 23 homers, but he took a massive step back this year at the plate. He slashed .249/..317./.358 and posted a measly .674 OPS. He can play multiple positions and would provide an upgrade at third over Carter Kieboom. Due to his down year, he wouldn’t cost as much to acquire.

Phillies

The Phillies are in win-now mode and will be looking to add to the roster, not subtract. However, they traded for Kyle Gibson at the trade deadline in an attempt to bolster their rotation. Unfortunately for them, it backfired, with Gibson posting a 5.09 ERA in 12 appearances.

Gibson would be a great buy-low candidate for Washington who would help address the backend of the rotation for them. Before the trade, he posted a 2.87 ERA in 19 starts for the Rangers.

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