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Have the Nats acquired Sonny Gray yet? Obviously not, but there’s still plenty of speculation in all the news fit to link and all the links fit to news!

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With only four days until the trade deadline, one would think that someone is bound to acquire Sonny Gray one of these days, right? Right?

Here’s the news from Nats Park.

Nationals promote Erick Fedde to majors, think Strasburg will only miss one start
Fedde will make his major league debut on Saturday against the Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park, and is the number one pitching prospect in the organization.

What do the Nats have to offer at the trade deadline?
If they're not willing to part with Soto, Robles, or Fedde, then what can they realistically expect? Well, some of the Nats' international signings from last year have already made their way into the team's top 10 prospects, and have you met Daniel Johnson yet? (Yeah, they probably won't be enough.)

The Nats should acquire another starting pitcher - now.
Even if Stephen Strasburg is fine, adding a fourth elite starter could push the Nats deep into October. In other words, do we think anyone in Chicago really is heartbroken about losing Gleyber Torres in exchange for a World Series ring?

With the NLCS in their sights, the Nats have work to do at the deadline
Making it out of the first round of the playoffs could hinge on Stephen Strasburg's health -- but anything but making it out of the first round of the playoffs will be considered a massive disappointment.

Bryce Harper blames pregame music selection for ejection
Bryce Harper, after listening to a lot of Logic and Chance, was really, really, really fired up today. One might argue that he was too fired up.

The Nationals should acquire a starting pitcher. Everything else can wait.
Yes, maybe they need another reliever or two. But for the team to go deep into October, they have to make a commitment to add a starting pitcher by July 31st.

Who can the Nats afford to lose?
Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, and company are impossible to replace. Some of the guys in the bullpen, on the other hand.

With the NLCS in their sights, the Nats have work to do at the deadline
Making it out of the first round of the playoffs could hinge on Stephen Strasburg's health -- but anything but making it out of the first round of the playoffs will be considered a massive disappointment.

Here's who gets the first shot at buying tickets for the 2018 All-Star Game
Spoiler: If you've been giving the club a lot of money for a long time, you're first in line. (By this logic, full season plan holders from 2005 get the first shot, then all full season plan holders from every other year, then on to the half season plans. If you have a partial... uh, tough luck.)

Rockies acquire Pat Neshek
Welp.

Today’s Game: Brewers vs Nationals — 12:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Michael Blazek vs Max Scherzer