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Wire Taps: Trea Turner Optioned; Dusty Baker wants to fish more; Nationals say goodbye to Viera

Every (relevant) piece of news from the last 24 hours regarding the Washington Nationals.

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It's official. Trea Turner, no matter how much (or how little) sense it made, won't start on Opening Day for the Nats, and will instead return to Syracuse. All hot takes can be placed in the comments box.

And now, the news.

Nats and fans say a final farewell to Viera

The oft-ridiculed stadium and city never got their proper dues, as the Nationals were rained out of their final scheduled game at Space Coast Stadium.

Trea Turner optioned to Triple-A
Although the young shortstop made a case for himself this spring, ultimately, the Nats picked experience over youth in Danny Espinosa. Plus, if Turner stays in the minors until late May, the Nationals will extend his time under contract by a year.

"The sky is the limit" for Michael A. Taylor
A few months ago, Michael A. Taylor's future in Washington looked uncertain with the Nationals pursuing multiple outfielders, including Jason Heyward and Yoenis Cespedes. Taylor seems to have reinserted himself into the Nats' plans, though. However, the question still remains: where does he fit in?

Dusty Baker wanted to fish more in Spring Training
The quote machine just keeps churning, folks. Baker commented that it would've taken the team "nine hours" to get to a game as he was tempted to fish so often after passing so many bodies of water.

Chris Christie endorses Abe in the Presidents Race
The first and last time Lincoln and Trump will ever have something in common.

Gio Gonzalez hit a double, and was really excited by it
Hopefully this year will mark the return of the yearly homer.

Belisle makes Opening Day Roster, other bullpen spots up for grabs
Treinen and Gott have still yet to secure their places in the pen.

Today's Game: Nationals vs Cardinals (MLB.TV)
Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs Adam Wainwright