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LINKS AND LINKS AND...

• It appears as if Mike MacDougal is seeking employment outside of the District, but not too far, as his name comes up in a Baltimore Sun article by Dan Connolly entitled, "New targets flying low on O's radar, for now", which quotes the former Nationals' closer's agent stating that MacDougal is looking for late-inning work:

"'Mike will listen to anything. He likes to close, and he's willing to consider any important role late in the game,' said MacDougal's agent, Rex Gary. "He's in a position to help a club looking for bullpen help.'"

• Want to know what DC GM Mike Rizzo thought about free agent lefty Aroldis Chapman? Want to know why Rizzo was the only out-of-town GM to attend the bullpen session yesterday? You can ask him...The DC GM will be live on the Washington Nationals fan forum at the Nats' official site tomorrow for an afternooon chat with fans. You can submit your questions ahead of time if you won't be able to follow along...

• Washington Times' writer Mark Zuckerman notes, in an article entitled, "Selig appoints committee to address on-field issues", that both LA Angels' Manager Mike Scioscia and former DC Skipper Frank Robinson were amongst 13 "current or former managers" named to a panel appointed by the Commissioner to look at a variety of "baseball's most important issues." Maybe Mr. Robinson can finally bump Scioscia back...

• All anyone who's talking about the Nationals is talking about today are the Marquis to DC rumors...Check out the Latest Nationals-related TWEETS. (ed. note - "One twitterer says, 'I feel like the Washington Nationals is where careers go off to die.' Yes...well said, nice grammar. NEXT.")

• More news when and if there is anything to report....