The RotoWire Blog has been retired.

These archives exist as a way for people to continue to view the content that had been posted on the blog over the years.

Articles will no longer be posted here, but you can view new fantasy articles from our writers on the main site.

Nats' Gonzalez Trade

Being a fan of the Nationals I have to say I'm ambivalent on this deal especially considering what they're giving up. Gonzalez is a proven pitcher but his walk rate always struck me as a bit too high and Peacock had always been the No. 3 guy in the system behind Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann. Obviously they had to give something up but Peacock looked promising in a few starts down the stretch and Norris would have been a nice catching prospect to have around.

The Nats needed a lefty in their rotation that can strike people out as John Lannan can't consistently do that. I suppose the team simply gave up a little too much and A.J. Cole is still at the prospect level, but still a good prospect. Eager to see what Gonzalez can provide and the idea of a rotation featuring him, Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann is intriguing with Lannan at No. 4 and I'm assuming Wang at No. 5.