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Wire Taps: Andrew McCutchen Rumors; Should Nationals part with Victor Robles?; Nats avoid arbitration with Jose Lobaton

Catch up on the latest Nationals news as we wait to see what Nats' GM Mike Rizzo has up his sleeve to build a better baseball team in Washington...

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Keep biting those nails, folks. While we freak out, here's the latest from Nationals Park.

Nats reportedly discussing Andrew McCutchen deal with Pirates
The two sides reportedly began discussing the trade last night after the new CBA was finalized.

The Nationals are the best fit for Andrew McCutchen
Both the Pirates and the Nationals can fit each other's needs in a hypothetical McCutchen trade, and the two are both interested. A win-win scenario, for the most part.

Report: McCutchen deal could be done soon
It's possible that a deal bringing Andrew McCutchen to Washington could finalize as soon as tomorrow afternoon.

Nats want to bring back Melancon

Does a Robles-for-McCutchen deal really make sense for the Nats?

Sure, the deal is possible. But should the Nats really give up such a prized prospect?

Nationals and Jose Lobaton avoid arbitration
The Nationals signed Jose Lobaton to a 1-year, $1.575 million dollar deal to avoid the arbitration process with their beloved backup backstop.