"Adam LaRoche has been at the top of the Nats' wish list since the day after the season ended. Nothing has changed since, but Mike Rizzo may have to increase his offer to include a third year if he wants to guarantee LaRoche's return." -Mark Zuckerman, NatsInsider.com
Stocking stuffer: A Left-Handed Reliever
"The Nats have let Sean Burnett go to the Angels and Tom Gorzelanny and Michael Gonzalez remain unsigned, leaving them in need of several left-handed relief pitchers. Mike Rizzo will fill those roles, but they may drag on into the New Year before the bullpen is completely settled."