Will the Nationals surprise this year at the Winter Meetings? Nats Insider Mark Zuckerman points out that they've surprised before, and with the team looking at international candidates Yoenis Cespedes and Yu Darvish, maybe they will again. Here's the latest:
Nats have surprised at Winter Meetings before - Mark Zuckerman
"By the end of those  meetings, former general manager Jim Bowden had done nothing to address his club's rotation but instead made headlines with a surprise deal: the acquisition of Alfonso Soriano from the Rangers for Brad Wilkerson, Terrmel Sledge and Armando Galarraga."
Will Yu Or Won't Yu? Washington Nationals Have Scouted Yu Darvish, Will He Jump To MLB? - Federal Baseball
"The Nationals have also expressed interest in free agent pitchers Mark Buehrle and Roy Oswalt this winter, and with the Winter Meetings coming up next week, the indecision on Darvish's part might cause teams in need of pitching to think twice about spending big money on pitching before the Japanese right-hander declares his intentions."
Espinosa makes Topps Rookie All-Star Team - Mark Zuckerman
"Danny Espinosa's second-half slump may have killed his chances of winning National League Rookie of the Year, but it wasn't enough to keep him off one of baseball's more-prestigious honorary lists."
Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal: Source: Cuban OFer Cespede ...
"Source: Cuban OFer Cespedes had private workout for #Nationals yesterday. GM Rizzo was in attendance. #MLB"
- Wire Taps: Washington Nationals Reportedly Held Private Workout With Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes. - Federal Baseball
Nationals officials watch Yoenis Cespedes in private workout - Nationals Journal - The Washington Post
"The Nationals staged a private workout for Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes at their Dominican academy in Boca Chica, a person with knowledge of the workout said. Both Rizzo and Nationals international scouting director Johnny DiPuglia attended, the person said."