This may seem like a wild thought, but after hearing that the Marlins are listening to trade offers for Dan Uggla, it crossed my mind that if he can play second base, he can play first base.
True, Uggla at 5'11", isn't your classic lanky first baseman, but he's used to that side of the infield, and certainly has the bat you'd want in your lineup. He's another guy who's well known to Nats' GM MIke Rizzo - Mike drafted him for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 11th round of the 2001 draft. The Fish plucked him from the D-backs in the Rule 5 draft in December of '05, and the rest is history.
Uggla has only played second in his career - other than some DH'ing in interleague competition. He's only been adequate at second, and a shift to first base - or DH - is probably inevitable in the next few years. He'll be 31 in March. He's at an impasse in contract extension talks with Florida, having turned down a 4-year, $48 million offer. Hence, the possibility of a trade.
In other Nats' news, the ballclub signed reliever Tim Wood - no relation that I know of - to a minor league contract, with an invite to spring training with the big league club. Tim is 28, and in 44 career appearances with Florida is 1-1, 4.32, with 26 K's in 50 innings.