While Williams declined to indicate the team's biggest need, it has become obvious that the Nationals need bullpen help. Left-hander Jerry Blevins and right-hander Aaron Barrett have not pitched well in the last month.
Washington could also use another hitter in the starting lineup after it was learned that third baseman Ryan Zimmerman most likely is out for the regular season because of a Grade 3 hamstring strain.
The Nationals could acquire a second baseman and keep Anthony Rendon at third base. It has been reported that the Nats had interest in Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. If the Nationals were to acquire a slugger like Beltre, then Rendon would move back to second base.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.