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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ non-tender candidates; All quiet on the Bryce Harper front + more...

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Catch up on the last weekend in Nationals news while we all wait for the next exciting offseason development...

Divisional Round - Washington Nationals v Chicago Cubs - Game Three Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Not surprisingly, the majority of the reporters covering the Washington Nationals (and baseball in general) took advantage of the holiday last week to rest up so there aren’t a whole lot of links to share from the past weekend, but we searched around for what we could find and collected it all below...

NATS BEAT:

What to make of radio silence in the Bryce Harper talks - (MASN)
”Should Nationals fans be worried about the radio silence on both sides? Not really. It’s just the way the free agent game is played.”

Monday - it's quiet. the right amount of quiet - (Nationals Baseball)
"The Paxton trade, and potential Segura/Leake/Myers trade might suggest a Mariners fire sale and a question for the Nats."

NATIONAL(S) BEAT:

1 non-tender candidate for every MLB team - (MLB.com)
"[Sammy] Solis earned about $560,000 last year and is entering his first arbitration year, but his performance might be enough for Washington to say goodbye."

MLB rumors: Why Bryce Harper is a 'great fit' for Yankees - (NJ.com)
"Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is facing a big decision. Does he make a run at free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper, who is perhaps the best hitter on the market?"

MLB -- Evaluating risk factor for top 10 free-agent relievers - (ESPN)
"Kelvin Herrera: He throws a lot of strikes and has generally been effective, but there are some red flags here..."

Poll: Should The Marlins Trade J.T. Realmuto This Offseason? - (MLB Trade Rumors)
"National League East rival Washington – a well-known Realmuto suitor – may have taken itself out of the sweepstakes by signing Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $10MM contract in free agency."

MLB rumors: Bryce Harper AND Mike Trout to Phillies? 3 steps to the possible dream - (NJ.com)
"As purely a baseball fit, Harper and Citizens Bank Park have always made for a cute couple."

NL EAST UPDATES:

Report: Phillies Showing 'Active Interest' in LHP Andrew Miller - (Sports Talk Philly)
"To no surprise — as just about every other high-talent free agent — the Phillies have interest in [Andrew] Miller..."

Top prospects eligible for the Rule 5 draft - (MLB.com)
"After two solid full seasons of pro ball, [David] Thompson's 2018 was a lost year because of injuries. He was limited to just 25 games, mostly in Triple-A, and didn't play after mid-June."

Timeline: Local TV, bad business deals that led Marlins into rebuild - (Fish Stripes)
"The Loria Marlins negotiated the worst active local television contact in all of Major League Baseball. The Marlins currently attain around $20 million annually from FOX Sports Florida."

Braves Bid For More Berths In Hall Of Fame - (Forbes)
"Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, and Jones were all selected on the first ballot, while Cox and Schuerholz was named by the Veterans Committee."