A source told Josh Norris of the Trentonian that the Nationals were working on a “big” trade a couple of weeks ago that could have potentially involved one of their starting pitchers and Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez.
The deal that would have also involved left handed prospect Nik Turley (No. 17) and a Charleston outfielder is speculated to have been in exchange for Edwin Jackson. That’s based on the idea that the Nationals wouldn’t trade any of their big three starters, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, and Gio Gonzalez, and there wouldn’t be any other starters involved where the deal would be considered “big.” Again, it’s just speculation, but it makes sense.
The deal isn’t dead, but nothing is pending. Norris’ source told him that it could be revisited before the July 31st deadline.
Jackson, 28, is currently playing on a one-year $11 million contract. In 10 starts this season he has a 3.17 ERA, a 7.3 K/9, a 2.1 BB/9, and a career high 3.53 K/BB ratio.