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MLB Winter Meetings 2017: Washington Nationals rumors - Addison Reed; Matt Adams; Brandon Kintzler; Hector Rondon...

Catch up on all the Nationals-related rumors from Day 1 of the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings in case you weren’t glued to your phone watching Twitter updates all day today...

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While there weren’t any actual moves made by the Washington Nationals on Day 1 of the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando, FL, Nats’ GM Mike Rizzo and new manager Dave Martinez did talk to reporters, and there were plenty of rumors that mentioned the defending NL East champs.

Washington Post writer Jorge Castillo got things started with a report on Twitter which said a source told him the Nationals asked about right-hander Addison Russell and left-handed hitting first baseman Matt Adams, both free agents:

ESPN’s Jerry Cransick too put the Nationals in the mix for Adams, along with a few other teams, noting that the Nats are looking at him for a bench spot:

Both rumors have a ring of truth considering what the Nationals are known to be after this winter, with clear needs in the bullpen and on the bench. Reed and Adams would be nice fits for the Nats.

Castillo’s colleague at the Post threw another name out there that could make sense for the Nationals’ bullpen since he worked out pretty well after he was acquired last July:

ESPN’s Crasnick too put the Nats in the market for Kintzler, who closed for the Twins and worked the seventh in D.C.:

Another name to keep in mind as the Nationals survey the field of available relievers?:

Rondon, 29, was non-tendered by the Cubs earlier this winter. Could the former closer work the seventh in the nation’s capital?

Then there was another rumors out of Miami, as the Marlins look to deal away anyone of value to the organization... apparently:

Do the Nationals need to add to the outfield mix with Adam Eaton, Michael A. Taylor and Bryce Harper expected to start, Brian Goodwin a possibility for a fourth outfield option, and top prospect Victor Robles on the cusp of getting a shot to play every day in the majors?

Some skepticism followed the initial reports on interest in Ozuna on the Nationals’ part, though if the Fish are looking to give players away, it makes sense to at least check in for bargains:

Then there was this report, again from ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, which had just about everyone who read it thinking “Nationals”:

Arrieta’s name, of course, came up in connection to the Nationals in a column by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal last week, and knowing that Arrieta’s agent has gone to the Nats’ owners before with big-ticket items, it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that the connection is being made again.

Rizzo, predictably, probably, downplayed the possibility of signing one of the big name pitchers available this winter, saying that the Nationals, “have great confidence in our in-house options,” and are more likely to add depth to the rotation. But, as Rizzo likes to say, you can never have enough pitching, right?

What rumors will Day 2 of the Winter Meetings bring? Will the Nationals make an actual move?