Rosenthal: Nats hoping Darren O'Day takes lesser offer to be in DC
Free agent reliever Darren O'Day is a hot commodity this offseason.
It's been mentioned that he is seeking a four-year deal around $36 million -- similar to what the Yankees gave Andrew Miller last season.
The Washington Nationals, though, are hoping that he takes a bit less than that to pitch in D.C. and be close to his wife:
O'Day likely has a plethora of options at his disposal. Since a rough start to his career with the Los Angeles Angels in 2008, he has been one of the premier relievers in the game, pitching to a 2.07 ERA from 2009-2015.
The submariner/sidearmer enjoyed his most successful season in 2015, owning a 1.52 ERA, striking out 82 in 65 1/3 innings in route to the first All-Star selection of his career.
However, #Nationals do not expect to be high bidder for O’Day, per sources. Hoping he takes less because his wife works for Fox News in D.C.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 4, 2015