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Wire Taps: 3 Washington Nationals’ prospects to watch; Sammy Solis wants to prove reliability; Top Nats’ 2017 moments

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for the the clock to turn on another year of Washington baseball...

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Well, another year has come and gone.

Here at Federal Baseball, we’d like to say thank you for reading — it means the world to us. Also, Bryce Harper, it would... you know what, never mind. We have a whole year to argue about this.

Here’s the news from Nats Park.

Three Nats prospects to watch further down the list
Everybody knows Robles and Soto. But how about Gutierrez, Suero, or Read?

After roller-coaster season, Sammy Solis wants to prove reliability
Sammy Solis spent a while on the D.L., and then a month with a dead arm, until he finally broke through in August. Next year, he thinks his top priority is doing what he did from August on all season long.

Top five moments from 2017 season
Tony Two Bags getting four bags three times? Actually, never mind, you know what numbers two and one are going to be: Wilmer Difo's tripping over his own feet, and then Wieters' errant throw in Game 5!

What was the most important moment of 2017 for the Nats?
Everything MAT's grand salami? Making the playoffs despite forty billion injuries? Losing in the playoffs yet again?

A few NL East Notes

Mets have contacted Pirates about trading for Josh Harrison
The Nats may have to deal with Josh Harrison, who has smoked them in the past, a whole lot more next year.

Will the Phillies be able to steal a top free agent pitcher?
The free agent market is developing slowly. Slowly enough that players aren't going to be too picky. Slowly enough that we may see Jake Arrieta in a Phillies uni next year? (Warning: Link plays audio.)