February 23, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo on the fields during camp at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE
The Washington Nationals don’t currently feel pressure to make a big move at this month’s non-waiver trade deadline, but general manager Mike Rizzo tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that his club is "always looking to upgrade."
"We’re always looking to upgrade, if there’s an upgrade we can make and it fits for us in the long term," the general manager said in an interview this week with FOXSports.com. "We’re always looking long-term. We’re never going to do a knee-jerk reaction to win now.
"I’m not looking to do anything (at the moment), but we’re certainly always open for ideas that would help improve the club."
Morosi speculates that given Rizzo’s insistence on the team’s long-term prospects, Washington would likely target a rotation upgrade that would be under control beyond this season or one willing to sign a long-term contract with the Nationals.
Regardless, the Nationals currently lead the league in starting pitcher’s ERA, and they would appear to have more of a need in their bullpen or lineup. However, Rizzo told Morosi that he is comfortable with his current lineup and bullpen given the fact that Jayson Worth and Drew Storen are on the mend.
Which, if any, position(s) should the Nationals address this July?