It was inevitable. In what might be the perfect symbol of the current state of affairs for the Nationals, the team is in talks to sign washed up Sammy Sosa to an incentive-laden deal.
"We're going to sit down and see what happens...It's a good opportunity. It's a good chance. We don't know anything yet, but we're going to sit down and talk." (Sammy Sosa via Washington Post 1/12/2006)
"...Club sources yesterday confirmed the Nationals have expressed mild interest in free agent slugger Sammy Sosa. A television report out of the Dominican Republic suggested the two sides were close to an agreement, but the sources said no deal was imminent." (via Washington Times 1/12/2006)