Ok, so, big Rays fan (and considerable Nationals fan as well) here. I've done plenty of reading on the Nationals, and two things I've noticed that have come up a lot are their center fielder, or better said, their lack of one, and the considerable interest there seems to be in BJ Upton on the part of the Nationals over the past season or so. With that in mind, I thought of a trade that I think could satisfy both team's (the Rays and Nationals) needs, without being a serious overpay on either end I'm hoping. You guys seem to be the most knowledgeable people to ask about the Nationals, so here goes:
Washington Nationals get: OF BJ Upton and a PTBNL (Your choice, nothing really valuable though)
Now, mind you this trade would probably hinge on an extension being worked out with Upton as part of the deal, but is this a reasonable place to start for this sort of trade? I was also trying to think of a way of adding either SP David Price or SP Jeff Niemann in as well, but I couldn't really think of a good way for both sides to balance out right.
Any ideas, thoughts, or criticisms on this idea would be greatly appreciated.