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The Nationals are interested in Mike Cameron

Mike Cameron

Florida Marlins’ Mike Cameron (24) watches after hitting a RBI double in the ninth inning to score Greg Dobbs and Logan Morrison, tying the score, during a baseball game against the New York Mets in Miami, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


When last we heard about Mike Cameron he was being released by the Marlins after having a verbal confrontation with a flight attendant. Based on that -- and based on the fact that he hit .203/.285/.359 last year, I figured we had seen the last of him.

Guess not: the Nationals are looking at him as a bench bat.

Last year’s face plant notwithstanding, you figure Cameron could still work as a bench bat and backup outfielder. He can still play defense. There has to still be a bit of pop in that bat. As long as you’re not paying him real money, why not go for a guy who has always provided those things and ... clubhouse presence.

Yes, I hate myself for even thinking that. But that’s what happens on December 14 of a long offseason.