so they say
Peacock, Milone, Cole, Norris.
They don't need any of these (in particular because they got a pitcher back in trade) but it's still a high price. Would have prefered they actually UPPED the package and gone for something better. But still Meyer, Purke, and Detwiler are still there. So is Solis and Robbie Ray.
From weakest to strongest
Milone is the weakest of the bunch. His upside was Lannan, which isn't bad but it meant that he'd spend most of the next few years getting passed by guys the Nats liked better.
The Nats kept thinking that Norris would be special but he hadn't turned that corner yet. He's young and catchers develop slower, but the average could be a killer and he was never going to be the defender Ramos was even if he was improving. With Ramos in place, Norris was going to be traded at some point.
Peacock. One great year. Tell yourself that. One great year. The command could go at any moment and Peacock isn't THAT good that he can pitch around bad control.
Cole is a NICE prospect, all the tools of Peacock and might be putting it all together now. TNSSAAPP? Is that it? He's the crown jewel here even if Peacock might hurt sooner.