Honestly, I think the most similar trade package to the one the Nationals gave up, would be;
Chris Jones, Ryan Flaherty, and Eduardo Rodriguez
for Doug Fister
I'm not sure where Duquette was in these sweepstakes. He is always talking about wanting to acquire a top of the rotation pitcher, with giving up a draft pick, lots of money, and/or top prospects. Which is practically contradicting statements if you ask me. But this would have been his one chance at that close to impossible goal. Yeah, Rodriguez is Baltimore's third best pitching prospect, but this trade would have netted the Orioles a quality #2 pitcher for the next two years, while enabling the last three first round draft picks to stay in the organization. I'm honestly not sure what Dave Dombroski was doing. Tampa Bay recieved WIL MYERS and JAKE ODORIZZI for James Shields, who performs very similar to Fister.