In acquiring lefty Gio Gonzalez Thursday, the Nationals signal they won't delay and are ready to contend in 2012.
The Nationals have acquired left-hander Gio Gonzalez from the A's for prospects Brad Peacock, Derek Norris, A.J. Cole and Tommy Milone, a source confirmed to CSNwashington.com's Mark Zuckerman.
The Nationals have been engaged in some serious trade talks with the A's over Gio Gonzalez. But the price to acquire the young left-hander is steep and will probably cost Washington at least three top prospects.
Rumors are again swirling around the Nationals, but which ones are legitimate? Nats Insider Mark Zuckerman sifts through the possibilities with Julie Donaldson.
The Nationals will sign Mark DeRosa to a one-year contract if the veteran utilityman passes a physical, according to a club source.