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Wire Taps: Stephen Drew returns to Nationals; Victor Robles No. 2 on prospects list; Rarity of Daniel Murphy's 2016

Catch up on the latest Nationals news before you get to work so you can tell your friends what's going on in Washington...

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To celebrate, here's the news from Nats Park.

Nationals re-sign infielder Stephen Drew
The deal is for one year, and is worth $3.5 million.

Robles number two on MLB Pipeline's top ten outfield prospects list
Victor Robles, 'the prototypical five-tool player,' is regarded highly by scouts and executives across baseball, and it shows in's list of the top outfield prospects for the 2017 season.

Very few players have had a similar season to Daniel Murphy's 2016
The incredible combo of contact and power hitting puts Murphy's season in a place where very few players have been before.

With Greg Holland gone, what should the Nats do about their closer situation now?
Do the Nats need to stick with what they have, or make a last-ditch effort to find their next closer?

Imagining how things would go with the Nats' current bullpen
Things will either go pretty well with Shawn Kelley and Blake Treinen at the back end of the bullpen, or really, really down the tubes.

How do the Nats stack up to the rest of the NL East?
The road to the top of the NL East may be a bit harder for the Nats to traverse this season, but could still be a manageable task.

Nats won't add FDR racing president
The Nats' partnership with the White House Historical Association has led them to add a 'visiting' racing president each season starting in 2015, with Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. However, after 'logistical challenges' and a 'lack of enthusiasm from the Roosevelt family', the Nats won't add FDR to the lineup, who would have been next in line.

Magic 8 Balls, Trea Turner bobblehead, lead announcements at SPH 'hot stove'
The Nats held their annual 'hot stove' event for full-season plan holders earlier this week, where fans got a glimpse of a few new additions to Nats Park this year -- including better wifi and spiked water -- and a look at some of this season's promo items, including a Trea Turner bobblehead (!).