As expected, the Washington Nationals have lost their premier lefty out of the bullpen, Sean Burnett. Brunett signed a two year deal, with a club option for third year, with the Angels. Burnett has been a solid main stay in the Nats bullpen since being acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirate via trade in 2009.
The Nationals are still seeking relief help and could land significant help if they trade 1B/OF Mike Morse. Trading Morse would be contingent on resigning 1B Adam LaRoche. The Nats are in current negotiations with LaRoche. With the trade two weeks ago with Minnesota that brought CF Denard Span to Washington, the Nationals would not keep both Morse and resign LaRoche. The outfield appears set with Jayson Werth, Span, and Bryce Harper. Morse could possibly net significant bullpen help.