Many of the GMs and agents have done like Elvis and left the building! The Winter Meetings are winding down, and Rizzo has made many moves and planted many seeds.
Mike Rizzo didn’t get Darren O’Day as he wasn’t going to sign him for 4 years, but Rizzo did quietly snag Yusmeiro Petit who is one of the most versatile relievers in the game. Petit is rumored to have accepted a 1 year deal at $2.5 million with a team option. We still don’t know the details and final status of the Shawn Kelley deal. The high K/9 righty has been an effective stopper in his career. Oliver Perez based on his stats is either going to be a LOOGY or can also be effective in full innings if he doesn’t pitch in back-to-back games as rest has proved to turn him from a near 6 1/2 ERA to a 2.70 ERA with just a days rest between appearances.
Report: Nationals agree to deal with pitcher Yusmeiro Petit https://t.co/vntHFdwiHO pic.twitter.com/ahPsgTwkmV
— SI MLB (@si_mlb) December 10, 2015
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UPDATED: 12/10/2015 4:55pm: Nats trade Yunel Escobar for Trevor Gott and a Minor Leaguer. Gott will join the Nats bullpen as another hard throwing righty. It also appears that the Shawn Kelley deal was completed but at much different terms than what was first reported. More updates to follow…