Dec 4, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT
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The Nationals still have money to re-sign Adam LaRoche if they want.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dan Haren's $13 million salary — assuming he passes his physical with the Nationals and officially signs — will be the third-largest in team history. Only Jayson Werth ($16.5 million) and Ryan Zimmerman ($14 million) have made more money in a single season than Haren will make in 2013.
And the Haren signing will push the Nationals' payroll to heights it previously has not reached, topping nine figures for the first time.
But that doesn't mean Mike Rizzo doesn't still have money to spend on further bolstering his roster for next season.
Indeed, the Nationals still have the financial wherewithal to add or retain more key pieces, whether in the form of first baseman Adam LaRoche, a veteran reliever or even an emergency starter who could either pitch out of the bullpen or start at Class AAA and be ready toRead more »
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