Johnson, Harris on trade block
Nationals first baseman Nick Johnson continues to be on the trade block, but getting traded may be another story.
According to one baseball source, the Nationals are asking too much for Johnson. Teams are not willing to give up top young players for a guy who gets injured often.
This year, however, Johnson has been healthy all season. He was hitting .305 with six home runs and 38 RBIs entering Thursday’s action against the Cubs.
It was also learned that “contending teams” have interest in outfielder/infielder Willie Harris, a popular figure in organization.
Opposing teams like Harris because he can play all of the positions accept for first base, catcher and pitcher. It’s not known which teams are interested in Harris.