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Wire Taps: Wilson Ramos on leaving Nationals; Michael A Taylor hopes success will transfer; Nats' bullpen better than it looks

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Okay, change of plans: Spring Training success does dictate how the regular season goes. Last time we switch it up, we promise.

Here's what's new in West Palm Beach.

Prospects show power in blowout win
Raudy Read and Drew Ward smacked home runs, while Grant Green and Andrew Stevenson hit back-to-back doubles.

Wilson Ramos would still be a National if he could, but is happy to be with the Rays
After a second tear in the ACL in his right knee, the Nats decided to say goodbye to their longtime catcher. Although Ramos is sad to leave D.C., he's happy to be with a team that was willing to pay him, and can use him as a designated hitter.

Michael A. Taylor hopes he can continue success beyond the spring this time around
Michael A. Taylor had some of the best stats on the Nats during Spring Training last season -- but the young outfielder could not translate the success into the regular season. This time around, he's hoping for different results.

The state of the Nats' bullpen is better than you think
They don't have a proven closer, but other than that, the Nats' bullpen doesn't look half-bad, seeing as they have a serious mix of solid, veteran options in the pen.

Joe Blanton is the arm the Nats desperately needed
Blanton isn't exactly perfect, but he won't give up many runs, and use up a lot of innings.

Today's game: Nationals vs Astros -- 1:05 PM 
Probable Pitchers: Kyle McGowin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs Brad Peacock (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Days until Opening Day: 32