The Washington Nationals remain one of the teams to watch during these Winter Meetings -- they're early favorites to land C.J. Wilson and they've been attached to nearly as many rumors as the Marlins have. If they don't land Wilson, they could make a major push for Buehrle. Here's a quick check-in:
Nationals Early Favorits for CJ Wilson - @SI_JonHeyman
"others teams viewing #nationals as early favorite for cj. wash, tor, miami seen as probable big spenders at meetings"
Before The 2011 MLB Winter Meetings: The Washington Nationals, Jayson Werth And Mike Rizzo. - Federal Baseball
The Winter Meetings start Monday, but Rizzo's Nationals didn't wait til the official start last year, shocking the baseball world with the Werth deal. What does the Nats' GM have planned for the 2011 edition? The Nats are reportedly after an outfielder and a starter. One year later, "In Rizzo We Trust?"
Ready to wheel and deal in Dallas - Mark Zuckerman
"Rizzo hasn't disguised his desire to land a veteran starting pitcher, someone who can be penciled in for 200 quality innings while also offering guidance to young aces Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann. But there are plenty of other suitors for the three free agent starters who fit that description -- Mark Buehrle, C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt -- so it may still take some time for the pitching market to play itself out"