Ben Zobrist


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 we were all debating whether the Nats would trade for Ben Zobrist of the Rays this week,


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.