Jul 6, 2012, 9:46 AM EST
Jon Paul Morosi spoke with Nationals owner Mark Lerner, and Lerner made it pretty clear that, when it comes to the trade deadline and, more generally, improving the team, money is no real object:
“We’ve never let dollars get in the way of us making decisions that will help this organization … That will always be our philosophy. We don’t look at it like a $100 million benchmark, or $90 million, or $120 million. We try to do smart things … There’s never been a question of this organization spending money. It was when to spend it.”
Lerner goes on to say that the Nats aren’t terribly interested in rental players, which means that they would consider taking on a guy with a large, multi-year deal.
Not too many teams ever fit that description at the deadline, so the Nats may very well alter the usual mid-to-late July dynamic in that regard.
- Report: Two agents rumbled in the parking lot at the Winter Meetings 28
- Mets sign 40-year-old Bartolo Colon for two years, $20 million 38
- MLB rules committee decides to eliminate collisions at home plate 59
- Mariners sign Corey Hart to incentive-laden deal 28
- David Price would not consider an extension with the Mariners if he’s traded there 35
- Robinson Cano agrees to $240 million deal with Mariners (260)
- Report: Mariners willing to offer Robinson Cano a 10-year, $240 million deal (143)
- Report: Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal with Carlos Beltran (125)
- Brett Gardner is drawing “significant” trade interest (113)
- Managers, GMs to meet today to discuss the abolition of home plate collisions (113)