The Washington Nationals continue to shop starting pitcher John Lannan as Spring Training in Viera progresses. Initial reports indicated that the Nats had a steep asking price for Lannan, and preferred a haul of prospects in return for the lefty. Jim Bowden tweeted this afternoon that the Boston Red Sox have made an offer, but with few highly-touted prospects in their farm system, the Sox are still nowhere near what the Nats are looking for in return.
Nats listening to team's on Lannan but don't have to trade him because of $ if they don't get what they want back...Red Sox offer not close— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) March 11, 2012
The original reports on MLB.com indicated that the Nationals are aggressively trying to trade Lannan before opening day in the three weeks.
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