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Gio Gonzalez dealt to Nats for prospects

Updated: December 23, 2011, 1:28 AM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

As the winter's starting-pitching market continues to thin, the asking prices via trade for premium arms are getting steeper.

There is no greater example than Thursday's Gio Gonzalez deal. The Washington Nationals acquired Gonzalez, giving them a young, outstanding 1-2-3 at the front of their rotation. But in order to land the left-hander, they had to pay a steep price in prospects: three of their top 10 -- No. 3 Brad Peacock, No. 4 A.J. Cole and No. 9 Derek Norris -- as judged by Baseball ...

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