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Wire Taps: Gio Gonzalez out for playoffs; Nationals’ prospect Carter Kieboom talks AFL

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of ALCS matchup.

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Well, if everything from the NL last year was just going to repeat this year, why couldn’t the Nats have made the playoffs to lose in the first round, just for old times’ sake?

Here’s the news from Nats Park:

Zach Davies to replace Gio Gonzalez on Brewers’ NLCS roster (Brew Crew Ball)
Gio Gonzalez's long, weird season is over after he sprained his ankle in the second inning of Game 4 — as it seems, the Nationals just can't make it through an LCS.

Victor Robles shining in Dominican Winter League (District on Deck)
Robles went 7-for-9 in his first two games with two RBI and a stolen base.

Carter Kieboom knows significance of AFL (MLB.com)
Kieboom, who hit .280 with 16 homers between Potomac and Harrisburg, is in Arizona right now getting ready for a full season at Harrisburg and potentially Fresno — with maybe even a month or two in Washington.

Nationals fans ask about staff, Bryce Harper (MLB.com)
The entire coaching staff will be back next year, but there will be fewer camels and more practicing of the fundamentals. Also, the Nats will probably have a new catcher on Opening Day next season.

2018-2019 Free Agents for every MLB Team (MLB.com)
That's right, it's Joaquin Benoit!