With only a few weeks left before spring training, there are plenty of valuable free agents still on the market. And Bryce Harper would like to see the Nationals add a couple of them.
Washington still has a void to fill at closer after Mark Melancon signed a free-agent deal with the Giants, and at catcher after Wilson Ramos joined the Rays in free agency.
Following an ESPN report that the Nationals remain interested in free-agent closer Greg Holland and free-agent catcher Matt Wieters -- but might not have the budget to sign them -- Harper weighed in:
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And he wasn't alone.
Adam Eaton, acquired from the White Sox in a semi-blockbuster in December, seconded the idea of adding Wieters and Holland:
Prices are falling late in the offseason, but will they fall enough for Washington to add a couple of impact players on bargain deals? If Harper gets his way, perhaps the Nationals can find a couple extra bucks.