Sunday, December 5, 2010

Jayson Werth signs with... the Nationals?!

We'll call this the first surprise of MLB's Winter Meetings, which haven't even officially started yet.

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.

1 comment:

Chad said...

What a joke. Quite clear he only gives a shit about money and not winning. He's good but not that good. Anytime you have great hitters surrounding you in the line up with protection you can hit half decent. Way way over paid, not worth that money which is usually given to franchise calibre players, superstars.