2012 MLB Trade Deadline: Davey Johnson Not In Favor Of Nationals Making A Big Deal

Although the Washinton Nationals have been rumored to be going after starting pitcher Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, one of the most important men in the organization, manager Davey Johnson, is actually quite happy with the current makeup of the club and internal replacements for when pitcher Stephen Strasburg hits his limit of 160 innings.

He told Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington:

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Johnson also mentioned to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that "it isn't a wise move" to give up talent for a limited period when they could just plug holes within the organization.

Some rumored replacements for Strasburg include, according to Buster Olney of ESPN, John Lannan, who has yet to pitch in the MLB during the 2012 season.

For more on the Nationals and the trade deadline, stick with this stream and SB Nation's Nationals blog Federal Baseball. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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