The Washington Nationals have been looking for another pitcher to add to their stable of young arms this offseason, but through the Winter Meetings they've come up empty. But another addition could be on the horizon, or maybe not, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com.
The Nationals continue to express interest in Yu Darvish, according to a baseball source. But the source was not sure if the Nationals will put in a bid on the right-hander. The Nationals have until 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday to make a bid on Darvish. The source believes the Rangers and Blue Jays will have two of the largest bids. Darvish, 25, is considered an ace pitcher who could help a young rotation that includes Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann. Last year, Darvish won 18 games and had a 1.44 ERA for the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League.
Darvish would fit nicely with Jordan Zimmermann and Stephen Strasburg, and the three could all grow up together in the Majors. We'll have to wait until later on Wednesday to see if they'll even have the opportunity to negotiate with Darvish.