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Nationals Get: Gio Gonzalez
Athletics Get: Brad Peacock, Derek Norris, Steve Lombardozzi and Seth Bynum
The Nationals are desperate for a front-of-the-rotation starter to counter Stephen Strasburg, and Gio Gonzalez may be the best on the market. You have to imagine the Athletics will ask for Bryce Harper, but that request will be to no avail.
The Athletics make off pretty good in this deal with a future star in Brad Peacock and a solid starting catcher in Derek Norris. Steve Lombardozzi could be a nice pickup and could turn into a decent middle infielder. Seth Bynum has potential, but he may just be a throw-in guy if the Athletics cannot pry another strong prospect like Cole Kimball in the deal. Kimball, who is likely out until the summer, may be what the A's truly want, but there is always uncertainty with injuries.