Jayson Werth Is Not the Problem (Yet)

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Jayson Werth Is Not the Problem (Yet)
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There probably were some analysts who liked Jayson Werth's seven-year, $126 million contract for the Nationals when it was signed prior to the 2011 season, but no names spring to mind. It was not that Werth had been a bad player. There was actually an argument to be made that the contract was market value for a player of Werth's projected value, but it was an open question as to whether a team in Washington's situation should have been paying market value at that point, as Dave Cameron noted at the time...

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