The easiest fix for the Nationals would be to acquire closer David Robertson from the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox are shopping Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys him, the Nationals need him, Cleveland Indians Jerseys and they nearly completed a deal for him before spring training. The Nationals, according to executives with direct knowledge of the deal, were to send 19-year-old left-hander Jesus Luzardo and minor league infielder Drew Ward to the White Sox for Robertson, with the White Sox eating about half of the $25 million remaining in his contract. But the deal got hung up over money. The Nationals expressed strong interest in Greg Holland, but he wound up signing a one-year, $7 million contract with the Colorado Rockies, who look like geniuses for that move. He has been perfect in 19 save opportunities this season and has a 0.96 ERA, while the Nationals have used five relievers in save situations, blowing eight of them. Again, it came down to money. The Nationals actually had planned to spend their money on free agent closer Kenley Jansen. They backed out of the Mark Melancon sweepstakes when the San Francisco Giants offered $62 million over four years. They never made a formal offer for Aroldis Chapman. Yet they offered a five-year, $85 million contract to Jansen, with only $5 million deferred, but he returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Nationals are back to square one, desperate for bullpen help, with the price tag only going higher as the season progresses. “We’re not afraid to make a trade, but the supply and demand of these elite relievers are far and between. They’re so hard to get,” Rizzo says. Ironically, the guy they’d love to have back is the one they let get away in Melancon, whom they acquired at last year’s trade deadline from the Pittsburgh Pirates for hard-throwing reliever Felipe Rivero. Yet the Giants (19-26) have won seven of their last nine games and shown no inclination that they’re ready to sell. Melancon also has a full no-trade clause, but if the Giants were to ask him to waive it, Melancon made clear Sunday how much he enjoyed his stint in Washington. “It was a great situation, they were first class,” he said. “I really enjoyed my time over there. Just a lot of good people.” Meanwhile, the Nationals can only wait, hoping their bullpen scars heal and their huge lead in the NL East bides them time while waiting for potential trade candidates such as Kelvin Herrera of the Kansas City Royals, Roberto Osuna of the Toronto Blue Jays, Tony Watson of the Pirates and A.J. Ramos of the Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys Miami Marlins. “We’ll see what’s available at the trade deadline, but right now we have to cheap jerseys depend on the guys we have,” Rizzo says. “We’ve got five relievers that are way underperforming to their average. They’ve all done it in the past, but right now these guys are struggling.” If you want to know more about 2017 world baseball information, see http://www.2017worldbaseballjersey.com, you can get it!