This isn't the first time the Nationals have been linked to Ben Zobrist, and it likely won't be the last.
2014 record: 77-85, 4th place in AL East
Manager: Kevin Cash, 1st season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $75 million
Another significant trade rumor was reported Sunday night, and though this one can no longer happen in reality, it did raise an interesting question from the Nationals' standpoint.
While Ben Zobrist seemed like the perfect fit for the Nationals to trade for and fill their vacant spot at second base with, the veteran is now headed to the Oakland Athletics.