I (foolishly?) loved Rendon even more so than Harper a year ago. I was/am so high on that guy.
But I think I would make that trade and fairly easily. Then we keep LaRoche for next year and figure out first base after that.
Of course, this is with the assumption that there are no severe off-the-field or attitude issues that the Nats already know about concerning Upton.
Justin Upton is a legit all-star with 40 home run power. He's also 24 and signed for the next 3.5 years. He's the type of guy you PRAY a prospect turns into. But he comes ready-made. Actually, I'd do that trade right now. Just give me the trade button to push.