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Matt Capps chooses Nationals

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ESPNChicago.com is reporting that free agent closer Matt Capps will choose to sign with the Nationals over the Cubs. While Capps would have a better chance of making the playoffs with the Cubs, it is a much better career move to choose the Nationals.

At just 26, Capps still has time to establish himself as a quality closer. He will make 3.5 million dollars next season and will hit the open market again as a 27-year old closer, instead of a reliever. The Nationals probably view him as a stopgap for first rounder Drew Storen, who could possibly join the Nationals at some point next season. 

The Nationals are throwing a lot of money around this offseason and could spend more with Orlando Hudson still available. It will be interesting to see how the team responds to all the new moves.