The Nats said they didn't want to give Oswalt a 3 year deal so Oswalt says he's OK with a 1 year deal through the media....Why isn't he signed? Lets go back just 1 year... they didn't want to pay Joel Peralta $925,000 so they let him go??? Who is judging talent on the Nats? Peralta pitches lights out and will make over $2 Million this year with a playoff contender! They let Hanrahan go...at this rate we could nearly field a team of former Nats players that have been to the playoffs. All because of not wanting to pay the guys. If I were Zim I wouldn't sign an extension right now. By over paying( Werth) one year doesn't mean you don't pay at all the next year. If things don't change in a hurry 2011 will be the last time the Nats reach 80 wins for a long, long time.
I swear to God if one more person mentions Joel Hanrahan as the "one that got away" I'm going to go all Rick Flair on this joint.
Hanrahan sucked here. He was given every opportunity time and time again to succeed and he didn't. He sucked. We didn't call him Gas Can Hanrahan because he was hot, ok, we called him that because he sucked.
The rest of your post about not wanting to pay guys like Peralta, etc., I'm with you on all of that.