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Wire Taps: Nationals' bullpen problems not at closer; Is new stadium affecting spending?; Who will be first Nats Hall-of-Famer?

Catch up on the last few days of Washington Nationals news, all in one place for your convenience...

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Well, the Hall of Famers have been announced, all the big free agents have been signed, every star on the trading block has been traded... All that's left to do is actually play the game. While we wait for spring training, here are the links from our nation's capitol.

The Nats have a bullpen problem, but it's not at closer
The Nats have Shawn Kelley, Blake Treinen, Sammy Solis, Oliver Perez and a bunch of question marks in the middle -- and it's late in the game to upgrade the bullpen.

Is the Nats' new spring training facility affecting their spending?
The Nationals deny a report from Jim Bowden that says they've gone over-budget on their new facilities in West Palm Beach, which is why they've been so relatively quiet this offseason. Is there any truth behind that?

Should the Nats honor Tim Raines?
Raines was most well known as a member of the Montreal Expos, the franchise that eventually became the Nationals. The Nats are typically hesitant to give too much attention to their Canadian days, but will they break their own rule for Tim Raines?

Who will be the first player to go in to the Hall of Fame as a member of the Nationals?
Is it Harper, Strasburg or Scherzer? Turner, even? Or perhaps Dusty Baker?

Days until pitchers and catchers report: 25