The Cubs have approached the Nats about Jordan Zimmerman. Neither team has said much publicly about the discussions. It has been reported that the Nats have said it “would take a boatload” to pry JZimm away from Washington. I would be shocked it the Cubs do manage to pull off a trade—I’d say the chances are about 1%.
What I would not be surprised about would be the Nats trading either Strass or Gio Gonzales. They are the number 4 and 5 starters, tho the Nats have shied away from admitting that publicly.
The Nats need a second-baseman and some new bench players, along with a couple of new arms in the bullpen. They may be looking for a new “designated closer.”
That’s about it in a nutshell:)