Sunday, December 5, 2010
Jayson Werth signs with... the Nationals?!
Jayson Werth, who peaked the interest of the Red Sox and Yankees, has agreed to a seven-year deal with the Washington Nationals. With Adam Dunn signing with the White Sox last week, Washington needed to replace his power in the middle of the lineup.
For Werth, though, this is a questionable move. Leaving one perennial contender - while also turning down presumed offers from other perennial contenders - to sign with a team like the Nats is a bit of a head scratcher. But with Ryan Zimmerman locked up and loads of young talent on the horizon, Werth is hoping to be a cornerstone of a potentially solid franchise.
That, and the other offers likely weren't as good.