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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals Spring Training Links/Quotes/Tweets.

• Note: It appears there will be no radio or tv coverage of today's Nats/Marlins game. Follow on MLB Gameday's box score and on Twitter if you're desperate. That's what we'll be doing here. Tomorrow's game vs the Cardinals will apparently have audio, however, so there's that...

• Second Programming Note: via @NationalsPR: "#Nationals GM Mike Rizzo will be on the Mike Wise Show (@MikeWiseGuy) with Holden Kushner (@HoldenRadio) on @1067thefandc at 12:00 pm ET today."

• TWITTER: Wednesday Nats' Starting Lineup: 

via @NationalsPR: "#Nationals Lineup vs. FLA - Bernadina 8, Ankiel 7, Nix 9, Zim 5, LaRoche DH, Flores 2, Hairston, 4, Cora, 6, Aubrey 3, Lannan 1


• Nats Beat: 

• "'We have two shortstops, one playing second,' he says, "Nothing wrong with that."' - Nats' "executive coach" Davey Johnson to's Marty Noble "Executive coach' suits Nats' Johnson to tee."

• "Riggleman would like a hitter with a high on-base percentage batting in front of Zimmerman, and Werth had a .388 OBP with the Phillies last year." -'s Bill Ladson, "Werth glad to 'break the ice' in spring debut."

• "Detwiler, according to one Nationals employee wielding a radar gun, fired his fastball between 91 and 93 miles per hour." - Washington Post Adam Kilgore, "Nationals Journal - Ross Detwiler's improved mechanics translate in his first spring training appearance."

• "You can't just go through the motions here and expect to, when you get out there during the season, turn the switch on and play at a level you're not used to." -'s Ben Goessling, "Quotes from the clubhouse: Hernandez, Detwiler, Espinosa."

• "'[Second baseman] Jerry [Hairston] told me to throw it through the cut-off man, and that's what I did.'" - Bryce Harper on advice given to him from Nats' veterans. - CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman, "In second game, Harper collects first hit."

• Strasburg Speaks (a few days old, but I missed it.):

• Audio: Craig Heist, - "Stephen Strasburg discusses the day he hurt his arm." Pt. 1

• Audio: Craig Heist, - "Stephen Strasburg discusses the day he hurt his arm." Pt. 2

• NatsTown: 

• Some anecdotal evidence of Nats' approach to preparation paying off. - "Spring Training in Person." - Brian, The Nationals Review

• Roger Bernadina = Rizzo's Perfect OFer? - Sharkadina, Street Shark: Roger Bernadina's Unofficial Blog: "Anatomy of The Shark."

• TWITTER: Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) on Twitter, "Source: Johnson in verbal agreement with #Indians. Some physical details pending. Deal will include club or mutual option for 2012."

• Today's Message From The Dalai Lama: ""It seems essential to me that the major religions come to agree upon the importance of adopting a basic, universal, set of ethics." - @DalaiLama on Twitter.


• Braves: 

• "'I was like, 'You're a [wimp], you're a [real wimp]' and just walked off. Then he just carved them up and was out of the inning.'" -  Braves' catcher David Ross motivating Tim Hudson during mound visit. - "Guts, nerves of steel are Tim Hudson's hallmarks.". - Mark Bowman,

• "Braves Quote For The Day ... Chipper Jones On Nate McLouth." - gondee, Talking Chop

• Mets: 

• "The Mets, in need of cash to pay off loans and meet other financial obligations, can no longer look to Major League Baseball for substantial monetary assistance..." - Baseball Won’t Lend to Mets, Two People Say - David Waldman,

• Marlins: 

• The Marlins' new home: Aerial Photographs 03/01/11FOX Sports Florida Photos -

• Phillies: 

• "'I'd hope they respect the way I play,' Lee said. 'I hustle. I give everything I've got each day. That's it.'"- Lee glad to be back; fans glad to have him." - David Hale, | Courier-Post