With Adam LaRoche looking more likely to return and plenty of pitchers to choose from, Mike Rizzo and the Nationals are in a good position at the Winter Meetings.
The Nationals are resigned to the fact they aren't likely to re-sign Sean Burnett.
The Nationals have re-signed left-hander Zach Duke to a one-year, major-league contract, addressing one of their needs for an affordable long reliever.
The N.L. East has already been active this offseason and could make even more news this week at the Winter Meetings.