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Wire Taps: Thinking about the Nationals' bench; Nats shouldn't go after high-end closer; How aggressive should Nats be?

Catch up on the last few days of Washington Nationals news before the start of the week and the Winter Meetings.

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Happy Sunday! We're on the cusp of December, which means a few things -- cold weather, and hot stoves.

Here's the news from Nationals Park.

Will Stephen Drew return? And what about the rest of the bench?
Stephen Drew provided the Nats with a quality season in 2016 -- but after that, other teams may be interested in Drew's services. Will Mike Rizzo be able to bring him back to Washington?

The Nationals shouldn''t break the bank on a high-end closer
Sure, they *could* get an Aroldis Chapman or a Kenley Jansen, but the money may be better spent in other places.

How aggressive should the Nationals be this offseason?
The Nats can either go crazy and lose some of their best prospects, or choose to wait on those prospects but field a less talented team in 2017.

Nats acquire Jimmy Cordero from Phillies
The Nats acquired the right-handed minor-leaguer from Philadelphia in exchange for a player to be named later.

A mock offseason for the Nationals
(Spoiler alert: Danny Espinosa is no longer a National in this projection.)