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Wire Taps: Nationals still have interest in Matt Wieters; Dusty Baker confident closer will emerge; Erick Fedde in first big-league camp

The rumors of the Nationals and Matt Wieters working something out just. won't. die. He still doesn't have a home. Will he end up in D.C.? That and more in today's edition of Wire Taps...

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The Nationals have their first workout today, and their position players report tomorrow! And yet, the rumors surrounding them and Matt Wieters still haven't gone away. Amazing, huh?

Here's the latest from West Palm.

Nats apparently still interested in Matt Wieters, won't go beyond one year deal
Per Jayson Stark on Twitter, the Nats have maintained their interest in catcher Matt Wieters, but won't do anything beyond a one-year deal. Wait and see. Still.

Dusty Baker on Nationals’ hunt for a closer: ‘Somebody always emerges’
"'Without a real, bona fide closer, somebody always emerges,' Baker said, seemingly confident the answer would become clear in time."

Joe Ross begins spring training with two goals in mind
"Ross was flashing his potential every five days before his shoulder began hurting last June."

Spector: Is Bryce Harper Destined To Become Baseball's Kevin Durant?
"Unless Bryce Harper signs an extension with the Nationals, he is 21 months away from becoming the most prized free agent in baseball history, as he should."

Nats' new Spring Training home may really make a difference
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is not only closer to every other Grapefruit League facility, but it also may be a bolster to free-agent signings.

Shawn Kelley willing to do whatever is asked, including close
"He said his arm feels 'great' then upgraded it to 'amazing.' Now that Kelley feels good, the next question for him is the obvious one: Can he be the team’s closer?"

Dusty Baker able to hit ground running in second season with Nats
"It is a brand new spring training facility for the Nationals, but the good thing for Dusty Baker is it’s not a brand new team and new job for him as the manager."

Pressing Fantasy Questions: The Washington Nationals
"It says a lot about Harper’s rare talent that he can go 20/20 with a .373 on-base percentage, and his season is considered a massive disappointment."

Erick Fedde hopes to impress in first big-league camp
Fedde, now the highest-rated pitching prospect on the Nationals due to the departure of Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez, is ready to make a name for himself... at least after getting acclimated to the whole big-league experience.

The Nats need a closer, so why not Shawn Kelley?
Shawn Kelley has experienced somewhat of a breakthrough in the past two seasons, and Kelley is completely ready for the job... if the Nats call on him for it, that is.

The Day Space Coast Baseball Fans Dreaded Has Arrived, Spring Training In Florida Returns
"With their new state of the art facility they are sharing with the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach, the Nationals may as well be training in DC. They are gone from my life in a personal way forever."

Days until Opening Day: 45