Updated: Front of the bullpen constructed in Nashville. Trevor Gott, Oliver Perez, Shawn Kelley, Yusmeiro Petit.

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.

Many thanks to ALLNATS for giving us this

So as of now, my understanding of the pen is:

Felipe Rivero
Kelley(assuming signing is true)
Perez(Thanks for the heads up Ghost)


Please No:

Question marks:
De los Santos

Thoughts anyone? My dark horse this year is Austin Voth, kinda like Barrett from 2 years ago

Looks about right. We may see the Taylors depending on how the do in ST.

More questions include Solis, Burnett and Cole

This list is a good reminder of how fluid this bullpen roster still is and Rizzo could still add 1 more front of the bullpen piece like Steve Cishek and move Shawn Kelley to the back of the bullpen.  Storen and Papelbon are still on the Nats payroll.


Bullpen Snip

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…

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