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Is Denard Span the missing piece that the Washington Nationals feel they need to get over the top? With BJ Upton landing in Atlanta, the Nats finally got the man they’ve been chasing for a few years in Span. Washington blew away the competition during the 2012 regular season before falling victim to some standard St. Louis Cardinal October magic. It’s actually hard to imagine a team that needs much less help than Washington. Davey Johnson leads a team onto the field in 2013 that possesses nothing short of jaw-dropping talent. Denard Span With Span, Johnson now has what the organization feels to be an everyday centerfielder and leadoff hitter. Just as rumors of Michael Bourn to Washington started to catch fire, Span enters the mix. Span is signed through 2014 with a club option for ’15. Next year he will make $3M and then get a raise to $4.75M in 2014 before the option year. The breakout season by Ian Desmond answered one of the very questions they had heading into 2012. Danny Espino...
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