The Nationals, as it has been written numerous times in this space, have tough decisions to make over the next calendar year regarding a trio of their most important stars.
Jordan Zimmermann said he would buy something for Steven Souza, Jr. after the rookie's incredible catch to seal his no-hitter on the final day of the regular season.
On Tuesday reports of the Marlins having "aggressive interest" in Nationals free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche surfaced. On Wednesday a specific offer emerged.
The New York Mets look ahead to the 2015 season with a very similar problem that faced the Nationals back in 2012.
Adam LaRoche is almost certain to leave the Nationals for another team this offseason, but the 35-year-old may not be traveling far.