First off, let me say this - I think that the Nationals not losing their minds and overspending over someone they thought they needed just to try and "keep up" with other teams like the Marlins. If they could add Gio Gonzalez that would be enough for me with Adam LaRoche coming back healthy.
But the signing of Mike Cameron set off bells in my head. He fills two potential needs. Either he's an off-the-bench defensive specialist that can add veteran leadership to the team or he is your starting center fielder for the short run. But what it really tells me is that the Nats might be seriously thinking about bringing Bryce Harper up to start the season. Because they haven't gone out (yet) to try and add someone to the outfield that is in their prime, I think the Nats have reconciled that they need to trust what they have built and bring their guys in instead of overspending. Although I'm not convinced they aren't going to make a big push for Prince Fielder.
But back to Harper. He is going to play in the outfield and if the Nats went out and got a BJ Upton or Coco Crisp, they would be set with Michael Morse and Jayson Werth in the corners. But with the Cameron signing, it tells me that we might be looking at Morse and Harper in the corners and Werth in center, with Cameron around in case Harper isn't ready and to take some defensive pressure off of Werth at center.
So, does the Nats not making moves in the outfield tell you that Harper may be in the big leagues to start the season?