Great deal for TX. Brad Wilkerson just became my top "sleeper" for next year, although a cursury look at his stats should let anyone know that he'll be HUGE in Arlington with that lineup surrounding him. I'm guessing he'll be in the top 30 OFs next year easy, potentially top 20.
The only way this makes sense for the Nats is that they get a "big name" guy. Soriano represents added salary and he'll be a downgrade offensively and defensively from Wilkerson, and on top of that, they lose the servicable Sledge and a prospect of some sort or another. Sure, they didn't score the arm they wanted, but they now have plenty of talent to make a run at someone.
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