Washington Nationals fans may want to prepare themselves for a bout of déjà vu.
Is Washington prepared to allow another All-Star to leave in free agency for the second-straight winter?
However, these talks have been bubbling up since last offseason and a deal doesn't look any closer after the July 31 trade deadline this year than it did during spring training.
Svrluga said he thinks the Nationals are making fair offers.
"But we can, I think, say with a high degree of assuredness that there's gonna be a lot of deferred money," Svrluga said on 106.7 The Fan. "How Rendon and his camp react to that is a major question. Do they rule out those offers?"
He adds this is a "Nationals-specific issue" and "if they are structuring deals differently than other clubs would structure deals that lessens the chance that Anthony Rendon would return to the Nats."
"If you allow Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon to walk out the door in consecutive years your fan base is not gonna take that in stride, I don't think. That would be a rough one."
No issue, but getting to a place in which both sides are happy could take a long time. That is if it comes together at all.