The talks between Pavano and the clubs are expected to get serious this week. It will be interesting to see how many years the Nationals offer Pavano. Another source indicated that the Nationals are not willing to give Pavano a multiyear deal.
Pavano, who turns 35 on Jan. 8, led the AL Central-winning Twins with 17 wins in 2010, one victory short of his career high, set in 2004. He posted a 3.75 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and pitched 221 innings, all of which rank second to that '04 campaign in a season in which he started more than 30 games. His seven complete games and two shutouts were both career highs.