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Wire Taps: Is 2016 Daniel Murphy the real Daniel Murphy? Nationals links, news + more

One of the Nationals' NL East rivals might be getting sold. Washington's Nats might have a new BP cap. Will Daniel Murphy repeat his success from last season? Links and more to keep you up to date...

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Fairly soon, we'll all be drowning in blurry Spring Training photos, ITBSOHL candidates and all the great things that come from the start of the baseball season.

Until then, you'll have to settle for the links we could find to keep you updated on all the latest Nationals news...

The news from the nation's capital:

Can Daniel Murphy stay a superstar?
"Just how good of a hitter is The Artist Presently Known as Murph?"

2017 MLB Player Rankings for SS: Lindor headlines deep class of star shortstops
"The 2016 NL Rookie of the Year runner-up to [Corey] Seager, Nationals wunderkind Trea Turner has not yet been a full-time big league shortstop."

2017 MLB Spring Training Preview
"The Nationals enter camp with Shawn Kelley, who has had two Tommy John surgeries, as the leading candidate for the closer role."

Nats to capitalize on prime of their stars
"The Nats did not make any major overhaul this offseason and will return most of the team that was so successful in 2016.:

Danny Espinosa will be missed defensively at shortstop by Nationals
"Danny Espinosa will be missed. I know if you are a Washington Nationals fan, you won’t miss that .226 batting average and those strikeouts at the bottom of the order."

Dominican pitchers making big strides in Nats organization
"Bullpen depth is a commodity the Nationals want to shore up in 2017. The good news is that the organization is soon going to bear the fruit of its top talent from the Dominican Republic."

Marlins have handshake agreement on sale? Loria [spit!]:

Report: Miami Marlins have 'handshake agreement' to sell team for $1.6 billion
"Forbes magazine reported that, according to sources, the Miami Marlins have a handshake agreement to sell the team for $1.6 billion."

Miami Marlins Claim To Have $1.6 Billion Handshake Agreement For Team
"The potential buyer for the team is not liquid, according to sources."

Nationals' Spring Training home update:

Nationals new spring home will have outdoor swimming pool
"The Nationals decided to add the outdoor pool at the request of their training and medical staff."

The Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman signs on as investor in Long Shot Hospitality's The Salt Line
"The Dock 79 building, adjacent to Nationals Park, was also a big draw for Zimmerman."

New BP cap for Nationals?:

Do the Nats have a new BP cap? Also, a curly W comparison from Ball-Wonk
"New practice jerseys have been officially announced for the Washington Nationals and other MLB teams, but there may be more uniform changes along the way."

Former Nationals:

The Possible Star of the Pirates Bullpen
"One problem that held Rivero back was that he issued too many walks. You can eyeball the numbers and guess at the perception — throws hard, is wild." -