I still say Werth is all the leadoff man we need. With a lifetime OBP like has and the fact we're overloaded with middle of the order guys, he should be the leadoff guy.
As for the trade, I would stay pat and not trade for anybody. We're good enough as is to win it all.
»" As for the trade, I would stay pat and not trade for anybody. We're good enough as is to win it all. "
98 wins, best record in baseball, with many games lost to injury. I sure wouldn't be tinkering with much._____
Here come the Nationals.
>>"Lannan if he's still under control (I can't keep track of his status)."
Yes, Lannan is still under control, which is why he's expected to be non-tendered since he's due to make another $5m in 2013.
> You'd just need to collude with that third team so he doesn't know beforehand.
I don't know that a GM would want to tick off another team's GM like that.
3-team trades don't work like that. It usually involves Team A acquiring certain prospects from Team B to package with other players for Team C. So each team is actively involved in the process.
For example (purely hypothetical): Washington trades Morse to a Team B (that wants Morse) for 2-3 prospects (desired by Miami in this instance). Washington then packages those 2-3 prospects with 2-3 more prospects from the Nationals stable and trades them all for Stanton.
If Stanton is traded - and I believe Miami should trade him - I suspect that Nolasco will be part of the deal (a serviceable 5th starter for a year - another $$ dump by Miami - and part of the cost of acquiring a young monster in Stanton).