According to the Washington Times, The Washington Nationals all-out fire sale may be right around the corner.
Currently the Nationals are 17-42, and sit in the cellar of the NL East. The Nationals lone remaining competition for the year is to try an avoid breaking the 1962 Mets worst record of 40-120.
Last week the Nationals made Stephen Strasburg the number one overall pick in the First-Year Player draft, and are expected to attempt to clear funds to make a run at signing Strasburg.
Several players are expected to be available, most notably first baseman Nick Johnson and outfielder Adam Dunn. Johnson seems to be the most likely candidate to be dealt after his strong start and impending free agency. Johnson who is batting .311 5hrs, and 32rbi will be a prime target for several teams. Expect the Red Sox and Mets to be very serious contenders. Another player the Nationals would love to move is outfielder Adam Dunn. He is scheduled to make 8 million dollars this year. Dunn, known primarly as a slugging outfielder is batting .259 18hrs, and 56rbi.
In addition to those two the Nationals have several other players they would seem ably entertain offers for. Expect the Nationals to listen to offers for SS Christian Guzman who is batting .323. Guzman could draw interest from several teams looking for middle infield depth. Also look for the Nationals to field offers for outfield Austin Kearns. He is scheduled to make 8 million this year as well, but his poor start may make Kearns difficult to move.