Shortly after news broke that Cole Hamels will not be ready for Opening Day, the Phillies reached agreement on a one-year, $16 million deal with free agent A.J. Burnett.
While the Nats are unlikely to sign free agent starter A.J. Burnett, he may still land in the National League East division.
While the rumors linking the Nationals to free agent Grant Balfour provided for a great offseason debate this week, the 36-year-old closer has opted to instead sign with the Tampa Bay Rays.