Please, not another guy named
Wily Willie Willy.
As you turn your thoughts to next season in an attempt to distract from the 2008 carnage, you’re wondering what (if anything) the Lerner Family will do in the offseason to improve their Major League product while waiting for things to develop down on the farm, right? They need to do something, right? Add a top of the rotation starter? A couple of big bats? Bullpen help? Certainly not on your list: a super fast, slap hitting, low OBP centerfielder, right? Definitely not part of the plan (lowercase ‘p’), right? Right? Then why on earth would the Nationals be interested in trading for Willy Taveras? From today’s Denver Post, Colorado has been looking to move Willy T, since they’ve got depth in center, and, go figure, the Nationals "have interest":
The Washington Nationals have interest and could become a fit this offseason if they move Lastings Milledge out of a center field, according to a major league source.
(AP Photo by Paul Beaty)