Wire Taps: Washington Nationals On MASN Tonight, Announce Cuts Today, But Bryce Harper Not One Of Them.

• Programming Note: Tonight's game between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida is available for your viewing pleasure on MASN and on MLB.tv, but just so you don't forget...it is at 6:00 pm EST!!!! If you tune it at 7:00 it's going to be the third or fourth inning, so don't forget. Oh, and Bryce Harper will be in the dugout tonight and hopefully in the game and on tv in D.C. sometime late in the game...

• LINKS AND LINKS AND...

• NATS BEAT: 

• Twitter: MLB.com's Bill Ladson (@washingats): "The #Nats send Michael Aubrey, Kevin Barker, Jonathan Van Every, Jhonatan Solano, Carlos Maldonado and Jeff Fraizer to Minor League camp."

• "Bryce Harper won't be in next round of Nationals cuts." - MASN's Ben Goessling.

• "Bryce Harper will survive cuts today." - Adam Kilgore, Washington Post.

• "For the love of Bryce Harper: Get ready, Washington. You're about to fall head over heels for the Nationals' newest star." - Dave Sheinin, Washington Post

"'So [fans] probably figure as soon as he gets done [with his contractual commitment to Washington], he's going to bolt. That's not Bryce. That's not me. That's not us. I want him to be a National for the rest of his life. I would love that for my son.'"

• "Baseball Prospectus sees "good things on the horizon" for Nats." - MASN's Byron Kerr

• "'I have more confidence in my fastball, and I'm throwing my curveball with a little more speed. All my pitches are working pretty good.'" - Yunesky Maya to Bill Ladson -  "Off to fast spring start, the Washington Nationals still have key position battles to address." - MLB.com's Bill Ladson 

 • "Measuring success in March." - MASN's Phil Wood

• "Remember Zach Day, Ryan Drese, Jerome Williams, Daniel Cabrera and Garrett Mock? All were members of the Nationals' Opening Day rotation at some point." - Mark Zuckerman, NatsInsider.com - "Who gets the No. 5 starter's job?"

• "Gaudin makes case for Nats' starting spot SPRING TRAINING." - Fredericksburg.com

• NATSTOWN: 

• Photojournallism by Cheryl Nichols, Game Report by Dave Nichols, Nats News Network, "Long Day of Baseball; Nats Split Twi-City Doubleheader."

• "Nationals Buzz: "Getting to know new MASN broadcaster F.P. Santangelo" - MASN's Kristen Hudak

• WTS? = What The Shark? - Sharkadina, Street Shark: Roger Bernadina's Unofficial Blog: "FISH FIGHT!!!!"

• "The Starting Rotation, So Far." - Charlie - The Nationals Review

• "A Fire Sale In New York?" - Mark, Center Field Gate

• "Nats Split Spring Training Doubleheader." - Sue Dinem, NationalsProspects.com

• "How good can Ryan be?" - Harper, Nationals Baseball

• Your Daily Message From The Dalai Lama On Twitter (@DalaiLama): "Whatever we do for others, whatever sacrifices we make, it should be voluntary and arise from understanding the benefit of such actions."

• He Writes, We Link To It: "Posts My Guide to Stats: Offense." - Joe Posnanski, SI.com

• NL EAST: 

• Marlins:"Ricky Nolasco will make Grapefruit League debut Sunday for Florida Marlins." - Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post

Mets: The Mets reassigned 11 players to minor league camp on Friday Mets Make First Spring Training Cuts, Oliver Perez Not Among Them". - Amazin' Avenue

 

Braves"In which I let my Braves fanboy flag fly." Craig Calcaterra, HardballTalk.com

Phillies: "Dear Fuqua: Somewhat "With-it" Senior Won't Go Into Assisted Living" - Fuquamanuel, The Good Phight

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