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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals interested in J.T. Realmuto, Christian Yelich; Spring Training report dates released; Matt Wieters loses weight

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and rumors including some stories about the catching corps in the nation’s capital...

MLB: NLDS-Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Look closely. Really closely.

C’mon, you’re almost there. I bet you can see it. Do you?

an actual nationals rumor

Did ‘ya see it? THAT’S RIGHT! THERE WAS A REAL, LIVE RUMOR YESTERDAY! Can you believe it? Get out your seismographs, folks, because that just registered a 9.9 on the Richter Scale.

Here’s the news from Nats Park.

Nationals show interest in Realmuto, Yelich
Apparently the Nationals are interested in both J.T. Realmuto (catcher) and Christian Yelich (outfield). They probably wouldn't get both -- if they did, it would certainly require parting with either Victor Robles or Juan Soto -- or both.

The Nats are staying in place and somehow getting better
Well, it's not that they're getting better. It's that nearly everyone in their way is getting worse, and there's no way for them to be more injured next year.

Another day of sun: Nats' report dates released
Pitchers and catchers will report to the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm, FL on February 14th.

Nats reveal report dates
Here's another nugget: The first full-squad workout is on February 21st.

Wieters in better shape, wants full workload
Mike Rizzo has said that the Nats want to decrease Matt Wieters' workload to make him more productive. Wieters, having lost weight, feels he can play as many games as he did last year, if not more, and be way, way more productive.