MLB: Scott Boras will be selling home runs when Prince Fielder hits the market, but problems exist - ESPN: "The Nationals have had conversations with other teams about possible deals involving Dunn, and it figures they will trade him if they don't work out a contract extension in the days ahead. The White Sox are among the interested teams."
What do the Nationals need? Should the Nationals just acquire talent and sort it out later?
For the 2nd question, the answer depends on how close to contending does the team believe its pitching staff to be. A defensive 1B like Carlos Pena is the better option to Dunn if it believes to be close.