First of all, mad love for the 2 plus hour of chatting a couple of weeks back.
For my ?? ... Are the Nats still looking for another starting pitcher or another player? If so, who?
Thanks! I really enjoy doing the chat thing, and you'll probably see quite a few more of them in the coming weeks, certainly over at MASN and possibly again here, if I've been a well-behaved guest. Sorry about the footprints on the carpet, fellas. And sorry I just subconsciously quoted "Smooth Criminal" -- been listening to a lot of MJ lately.
Anyway: Yes, the Nats are looking for another pitcher, though they're well aware they do, in effect, have another one coming in May with Chien-Ming Wang. Stephen Strasburg will also be a bonus at some point, so they're not going to spend big money on a guy who might not be in the rotation for long anyway. I'd keep an eye on the names you've heard: Braden Looper, Livan Hernandez and the remote possibility of John Smoltz (though I think the price will be too high). I think that's a more probable route than another position player.