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Wire Taps: Get ready for Bryce Harper media circus; Looking at J.T. Realmuto; Koda Glover learns lesson

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and prepare yourself for a year of Bryce Harper rumors and extension talk that will likely test your patience if you haven’t had it already...

MLB: Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, remember when the Hot Stove was supposed to turn on, and then it just didn’t happen?

For instance: Matt Albers, Jake Arrieta, Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, J.D. Martinez, and Yu Darvish are all still yet to sign.

Wait, what’s this? News of a major free-agent signing?

As I was saying. Here’s the news from frigid Washington.

Recovered from ACL tear, Adam Eaton is fired up, ready to go
Eaton will have a little less running on his plate next year as the emergence of Michael A. Taylor pushes him to left field. He doesn't care -- he just wants to hold a bat in his hands and leg out a triple again.

Bryce Harper is about to dominate next year's baseball news cycle
Bryce Harper has always captured the attention of the media. However, this year -- his equivalent to Lebron's 2009-10 season with the Cavs -- his "decision" year -- is going to be a media circus following him left and right, asking about which team he plans to play for next season.

Koda Glover has learned his lesson twice. The hard way. He hopes he won't again.
Koda Glover, when healthy, is one of the more dominant and nasty pitchers in baseball. Only problem? He refuses to inform the team when he's injured. For Glover to succeed, he has to, has to, has to start letting the team know when he's not feeling okay.

The Nats could use a new catcher. Is J.T. Realmuto the right man for the job?
Realmuto wants out of Miami. Realmuto has three years of team control left. Realmuto hits for average, which some Nats catchers have seemed to struggle with. It would take sending a serious prospect haul to a division rival, but it could be worth it.

Way too early 2018 MLB player rankings: 40-31
"#31. Stephen Strasburg, Nationals... He needs to stay healthy to reach his full potential, but he could easily be a top-three pitcher by next October."