If there’s one thing you should take away from today’s Wire Taps, it should be that Mike Rizzo is nowhere near being done making trades. At least, he’s trying to be nowhere near being done.
Here’s the scoop from South Capitol Street.
Gio Gonzalez exemplifies why pitcher wins are so unfair
Because of the earlier atrocities of the Nationals' bullpen, Gio Gonzalez's record is a mediocre 8-5. In the meantime, if it weren't for the bullpen, Gonzalez could very well have a record of 12-3.
The bullpen is now officially functional
With the addition of Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, the Nats' bullpen has begun to take an actual shape and can only get even better from here.
The Nats and A's have remained in contact, potentially about Sonny Gray
Although one wouldn't be wise to thrust the Nationals into the heat of the competition for Gray, among teams such as the Brewers and Astros, they may be edging their way in.
Nats rumors: Mike Rizzo returns
Market for Pat Neshek getting competitive. Nationals, Dodgers and Red Sox among teams scouting him closely, per source.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 24, 2017
Some of the Nats' longest home runs this season
Yes, Bryce Harper's mammoth blast in Arizona probably tops the list, but because Statcast couldn't record it, we don't officially know. In the meantime, did you know that Ryan Zimmerman hit a baseball 470 feet this season?
Victor Robles promoted to Double-A Harrisburg
After Andrew Stevenson got the call to the show, one thing led to another, and Victor Robles found himself in Pennsylvania.
The Nationals are officially in the midst of an injury wave
Dusty Baker thought that his team would finally be back, or close to, full health after the All-Star break. Now, nobody has returned that was previously injured, and he has Stephen Strasburg to worry about.
Other Nationals prospects have more hype, but Andrew Stevenson got to the major leagues before all of them
When one thinks of the Nats' best prospects, the names "Victor Robles" and "Juan Soto" immediately come to mind. However, Andrew Stevenson, not nearly as well-regarded but still plenty good, got to the majors before both of them. (Side note: This article is written by our own Matt Weyrich, which is pretty cool.)
Today’s Game: Brewers vs Nationals -- 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Zach Davies vs Edwin Jackson