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Wire Taps: Jake Arrieta-palooza; Looking at the Nationals’ bench; Nats interested in Wade Davis?

Catch up on all the latest Nationals news from Day 2 of the Winter Meetings. Rumors,

Divisional Round - Washington Nationals v Chicago Cubs - Game Four Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Hey, look, some rumors! However, the most important nugget of Nationals news is in the WinterFest article in that the NATS WILL BE INTRODUCING A BRAND NEW ALT-UNI NEXT SEASON, GET FREAKING PUMPED FOLKS.

Here’s the scoop from Orlando.

Nats want to keep Harper negotiations private
The Nationals will, at some point, likely attempt to engage Bryce Harper in extension talks. Unsurprisingly, Mike Rizzo will not be tipping everyone off to when those are happening.

Rizzo on Harper, Arrieta and more at the Winter Meetings
"Given how many Boras clients he employs - eight of the 37 players currently on the Nationals 40-man roster - Rizzo has regular discussions with the super agent on a host of topics."

Nationals are interested in Arrieta
According to Mike Rizzo, the Nats are 'nowhere close to doing anything.'

How interested are the Nats in Jake Arrieta?
According to the Feinsands and Heymans of the world, the Nats really want Arrieta. If you ask the local beat reporters, the Nats are -- less interested.

Jake Arrieta, Scott Boras have eyes on Nationals
"As explosive as it may sound, Boras trying to sell the Nationals on Arrieta was all but a foregone conclusion."

Heyman | Nationals Showing Interest In Jake Arrieta
"It would certainly be a stroke of good fortune for the Nationals, who are looking to form a super rotation behind Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg."

Nats introducing new features at Winterfest

Nats look to fill bench holes
Last season, the team got crazy good value out of its bench. This year, the team won't have Stephen Drew or Jose Lobaton back. They may bring Howie Kendrick or Adam Lind back -- but that still leaves a few spots open, which people like Matt Adams or Pedro Severino could fill.

Nats, Phillies in on Arrieta
The Phillies and Nationals are rivals in many ways. This is one of them.

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker Guest Stars Include Ryan Zimmerman, the Racing Presidents, and Tony Kornheiser
"The team’s Racing Presidents and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman will be making walk-on appearances during a couple of performances of the holiday staple, as will a few other local dignitaries."