Earlier this offseason, the Washington Nationals showed interest in Arizona Diamondback and Cy Young winner Brandon Webb. That interest has reportedly remained active as the Nationals are still in the hunt for a starting pitcher.
Via ESPN, Webb has receiving strong interest from the Nationals and Texas Rangers. There is a connection between the Nationals and Webb already; general manager Mike Rizzo was the scouting director in Arizona during Webb's most dominant seasons.
The Nationals have lost out on Cliff Lee and Zach Greinke this winter and are looking to find a solid ace to provide experience to a young rotation. Washington recently re-signed Chien-Ming Wang to a one-year contract.