Sure, Prince Fielder in a curly W cap would have been nice. But the Nationals have had a plan in place all along, one that says it won't be time to really "go for it" until 2013.
Prince Fielder has agreed to a nine-year, 214 million deal with the Tigers, according to media reports.
The Gio Gonzalez trade put a sizable dent into the Nationals' farm system, but the organization's overall talent still rates pretty high, according to Baseball Prospectus.
Adam LaRoche will be the Nationals' starting first baseman if they don't sign Prince Fielder. But coming off major shoulder surgery, can the veteran be counted upon to produce at his pre-injury levels?