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Nationals sign outfielder Jayson Werth

In a very interesting turn of events, the Nationals have signed a franchise caliber player in outfielder Jayson Werth to a seven year deal worth 126 million dollars, according to's Jon Heyman.

Werth is coming off a solid year, hitting .296 with 27 home runs and a .388 on-base percentage. He has proven to be premier player in the NL East by putting up three solid seasons with the Phillies, and by leaving Philly and heading south down I-95 to the D.C. Nats certainly will rattle some cages.

The deal makes it even more essential for teams to lock up a solid offensive player.