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Nationals News: Does anyone actually think the Nats will be buyers?

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  Mike Rizzo reportedly expressed interest in Dan Haren and Carlos Quentin, but Quentin isn't available. Rizzo didn't want to describe the team as buyer or seller, but it should be pretty clear that they aren't going to be buyers...

  The Nats signed another college senior, undrafted free agent Ryan Demmin. He went 2-1 with a 1.14 ERA for the Mankato Moondogs.

  Rizzo wants his team to get "younger, better, more athletic" and always wants more pitching. He has made a list of untouchable players, but declined to name any names.

  The development surrounding Nationals Park has not been moving as planned, and some of the developments might not happen at all, as banks are hesitant to fork over large amounts of cash in this economy.

  Phil Wood has penned a good piece on the Adam Dunn situation, and reports that Mike Rizzo has not been in communication with the White Sox regarding a trade.

  Jim Riggleman's decision to move Ian Desmond to right field, and then switch players around, leaving Alberto Gonzalez in right, didn't make a lot of sense.

  John Lannan got pounded at AA Harrisburg last night, giving up 10 hits and 6 runs in six innings.