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

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...


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."


1 non-tender candidate for every MLB team - (
"[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 - (
"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 - (
"As purely a baseball fit, Harper and Citizens Bank Park have always made for a cute couple."


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 - (
"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."