Oct 20, 2011, 1:54 PM EST
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Ross Detwiler is one of several young arms the Nationals have in their arsenal.
We've talked a lot already this offseason about what positions the Nationals need to improve to get themselves closer to contention in 2012. This morning, let's turn the tables a bit and talk about what positions they might actually find themselves overstocked.
Mike Rizzo has often explained the two byproducts of building up a deep farm system: 1) To supply your big-league roster with talented, young players, and 2) To give yourself some trade chips to go out and acquire something else you need.
Perhaps for the first time since they arrived in town, the Nationals find themselves in a situation where they could move some young players from a position of depth in order to address another position of need.
This especially appears to be true in the pitching department. In addition to their two young studs — Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann — the Nats also have a potential surplus of starters age 27 or younger: John Lannan, Ross Detwiler, Brad Peacock and TommyRead more »
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