WASHINGTON - JULY 29: Matt Capps #55 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Wil Nieves #23 after a 5-3 victory against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on July 29 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Dang! FOXSports.com's Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) has to know that Adam Dunn despises all this talk, but the FOX sports reporter won't stop with the rumors. Throughout the day, Mr. Morosi has tweeted about the Nats, starting with talk about the Texas Rangers' need for an infielder and reminding his followers, "Remember: #Rangers have shown interest in Cristian Guzman over past few weeks," then noting that Guzman was one of five infielders the Rangers had considered as a replacement for the injured Ian Kinsler. Mr. Morosi next added the Detroit Tigers to a list of teams supposedly not pursuing the Nats' big-middle-of-the-order bat Adam Dunn, along with the, "#Giants [who] have "minimal" interest in Dunn at current price, source says." But he and Yahoo!Sports.com's Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) have both reported, as Mr. Brown wrote on Twitter within the last hour:
"Twins and Nats in discussions over RHP Matt Capps."
And as of just a few minutes ago, Mr. Morosi (@jonmorosi) sent out the following message:
"Source says deal is "close" -- Capps for Ramos, straight up."
MLB.com's Bill Ladson: "Capps traded to Twins for Ramos #Nats http://bit.ly/cIRqKW"
And the Nats are getting LHP Joe Testa in the deal as well according to @NatsTownNews...
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