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Could the Washington Nationals trade for Mookie Betts? It might not be as far-fetched as it seems

Even though the Washington Nationals will enter the 2020 season as defending World Series champions, they have a lot of work to do on their roster this offseason.

For the second-straight winter, they face the proposition of one of their key bats hitting free agency in Anthony Rendon. Though the Nationals would love to bring him back, it’s never that simple with free agents, let alone ones with Scott Boras as their agent.

If Rendon departs, the Nats would need to find another fearsome bat from somewhere or risk having a lineup that won’t have enough firepower to get back into the playoffs in 2020.