Weekly Wrap: Nats' offseason moves getting rave reviews

A week removed from the Winter Meetings, this time of the offseason has been busy for many teams. Not so much for the Nationals.

Making a huge move early in the offseason with the Doug Fister trade, the Nationals continued to wheel and deal, signing Nate McLouth and trading for Jerry Blevins.

With many of their offseason needs met, the Nats have mostly sat back this week, with the exception of trading Corey Brown to the A's for cash considerations.

We have seen in the past that offseason moves don't win divisions. (Can you say 2013 Blue Jays?) However, with still a few more days left in 2013, the Nationals roster looks extremely solid. Are they the team to beat in the East? We'll have to wait and see.

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