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Nats Continue Talks With A’s

January 15, 2009

The Nats and A’s have discussed a trade that would send Nick Johnson to the A’s for Daric Barton. Who is Daric Barton? Well, here is a look at what both Johnson and Barton did last year:

There’s no question a healthy Johnson is a proven player, but he hasn’t been able to stay healthy. Barton is a young player who could develop into a great player, which fits the National’s mold right now. The A’s just acquired Jason Giambi, so its not clear how much of a priority Johnson is for them. He would give them more options and either Giambi or Johnson would likely DH. We’ll see if this one falls through.