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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ bench; Dusty Baker in D.C.; Nats’ owner on Forbes’ 400...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the.... hot stove season? We got nothing... but we do have links.

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There is some minor news out there about the Nationals, and some opinions — on the way they’re handling Dusty Baker’s situation, whether they need to boost the catching corps, and more.

There is still baseball being played, and it’s going to go on for a while. There probably won’t be any real big news for a couple weeks, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few topics worth discussing. We collected whatever we could find out there so that everyone can stay up to date while we wait for the hot stove season...

NATS BEAT:

Is Matt Wieters back with Washington next season?
"When Matt Wieters signed late in spring training, his agent, Scott Boras, folded an interesting clause into his contract."

Nationals win 97 games, capture division title
"There was a lot to be proud of for these Nationals in one of the most exciting seasons in franchise history. Here are some of those good memories from the 2017 season."

THE NatsGM Show #113 – Guest Spencer Kieboom
"During our interview, Spencer begins by reflecting on his draft day experience in 2012 and his major league debut for Washington last October."

Reflecting on Jayson Werth with the Nats and where he might be next season
“'We had our reasons and rationale and strategies for signing Jayson,' Rizzo said during the NLDS."

Will the Nationals have to overhaul their bench?
"Victor Robles could be ready to leap to the majors full-time, and did not look overmatched there this fall."

NATIONAL(S) BEAT:

Poll: Should The Nationals Retain Dusty Baker?
"It goes without saying that the Nationals’ 2017 season ended in bitter disappointment, as the organization once again failed to make it out of the NLDS..."

Which Prospects Stood Out In The Carolina League In 2017?
"He is a true five-tool player. His speed is second to none, and he continues to develop power as he climbs the ladder."

Forbes 400 list includes 8 DC-area billionaires
"Second on the list of Washington-area billionaires is Washington Nationals owner and longtime real estate tycoon Ted Lerner, worth an estimated $4.9 billion."

Potomac Nationals get stadium lease extension from Prince William County
"The Potomac Nationals are now set to call Pfitzner Stadium home for at least the next few seasons, avoiding (for now) a move out of Prince William County."

On Dennis Eckersley, Dusty Baker, Barry Bonds and Will Clark
"They have a history of low-balling managers and now are slow-playing the Dusty Baker situation, and it looks bad."