The Washington Nationals have a lot of decisions to make regarding their on-the-field personnel and the 2013 season. Two players that could be suiting up for other teams come next season could be prospect Tyler Moore and current left fielder Michael Morse. Both players could be on the chopping block heading into winter.
Moore is one of the best prospects in the Nationals organization and he showed in the regular season that he has the ability to become a big-time player. Moore was batting .263/.327/513 in 156 at-bats with 10 home runs and 29 RBI. Moore even got one at-bat against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series and came through with two RBI. All of that has been increasing his trade interest and with a big conundrum in the outfield Moore can reap some big benefits.
As for Morse, he is another asset to the Nationals organization. In four years with the team, Morse has been threw the ups and downs. Morse has hit 67 home runs and driven in 208 runs in his time with the team.
Both Morse and Moore are good outfielders who could both play first base. The future of the Nationals’ first baseman lies in the hands of Adam LaRoche, who the Nationals have a $10 million mutual options with. If both parties elect to go separate ways either Moore or Morse could fit at first.
Even if LaRoche decides to go and either of the two players get traded, it would give a chance for the Nats to move Ryan Zimmerman to first and bring up top prospect Anthony Rendon and put him at third.
The team has a lot of options and a lot of decisions to make this winter to say the least.
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