Originally written on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Life goes on for the Nationals and they'll have to begin preparing for the 2013 season soon. Two of their players, Adam LaRoche and Edwin Jackson are set to be free agents after the World Series, but both of them would like to be back with the team according to Dan Kolko of MASN.com. LaRoche has a $10 million mutual option and Kolko opines that LaRoche will probably decline it to pursue a more lucrative deal. Kolko says that the Nationals would like to retain LaRoche, but even though his agent has been talking with the Nationals recently, “discussions between the two sides haven't gone far yet.” “He's a guy we really like,” General Manager Mike Rizzo said. “He fits in great, in the lineup and in the clubhouse. So we've been talking and we're going to continue to talk.” “It's just started,” he said. “It's just kind of kicking the tires there and see, get a pulse on both sides. See where we're at. I talked to Riz today, and I've made it clear that I want to do it if we come up with something that's fair. Hopefully, we can do that.” The right hander Jackson is looking for a multi-year deal, but he'd like to sign it with the Nationals. “Like I always say going into free agency, you're not really sure (of) their plans,” Jackson said. “They have great pitchers here. If I wasn't here, they have five guys that they could run out and still feel comfortable with, dudes who are good pitchers. But as the offseason transpires, we'll definitely see what happens.” LaRoche, 32, hit .271/.343/.510 with 33 HR's, 100 RBI's and a 128 OPS+ in 647 plate appearances for the Nationals in 2012. The 29-year old Jackson went 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA, 1.1 HR/9, 2.8 BB/9 and 8.0 SO/9 in 189.2 innings for the Nationals. Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License Agreement.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

VCU G Briante Weber suffers major knee injury in loss

Short selling leaves hundreds of fans without S.B. tickets

Hamilton, Edmonds' spouses to appear on 'Real Housewives'

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix trolls LSU over Kevin Steele hire


Jerome Bettis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Report: Duncan suing financial adviser, lost $20 million

Bret Bielema wanted Dolphins to draft Russell Wilson early

Nick Diaz apologizes to fans for skipping open workout

NFLPA President compares Goodell to a 2-year-old

NFL explains how Super Bowl balls will be prepped

2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced

Anderson Silva beats Nick Diaz in return to octagon

WATCH: 'SNL' mocks Super Bowl

Sabres had a horrific month of January

Ole Miss uses Katy Perry as prop in recruiting

PHOTO: Ezekiel Elliott gets new national title tattoo

WATCH: Rondo takes brutal knee to face from teammate

Pig auctioned off at halftime of college basketball game

Should the Super Bowl be played on a Saturday?

Underwear company shows support for Marshawn Lynch

WATCH: WVU player flips opponent the double-bird

Five NFL players who could be cap casualties in 2015

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

2015 Hall of Fame class announced

Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

Tim Duncan suing financial adviser?

Five likely cap casualties of 2015

Making the case for NFL co-MVPs

WATCH: Tom Brady sings about balls

Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry at SB?

Obama zings Pats over Deflate-gate

Each major conference's POY candidates

Super Bowl XLIX preview and predictions: Patriots vs. Seahawks

The 13 things we want to see in Super Bowl XLIX

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.