ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting that the Nationals are looking for a reliever in "the Todd Coffey mold," if not Coffey himself.
On another note, ESPNChicago.com is reporting that Kerry Wood's days with the Cubs appear "all but over."
Coffey and Wood are at the respective stages of their career where they will likely make similar money. Both are right-handed, both throw hard, though Wood throws harder and Mike Rizzo has a thing for power arms. Coffey is three years younger. Both could close if the situation arose.
I've spoken with Wood a few times over the course of his career. He's quite personable, and has always been one of the go-to guys in whatever clubhouse he's been lockered. Is he a fit with the Nats?
Only Mike Rizzo and Davey Johnson can answer that one, but he sure looks like he is. He'd like to stay in the National League, from all reports, and play for a contender, a word you're hearing associated with the Nats more and more.
Just a thought ... or wishful thinking.