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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ pitchers and catchers report today; Dave Martinez carries Lerner burden; Nats’ fifth starter battle...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and get ready for blurry pics and TBSOHL jokes when Washington’s pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training today...

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Well, here we are.

We made it. Despite the most prolonged news shortage of the, I don’t know, decade, we somehow made it through together.

Days until pitchers and catchers report: 0.

Days until Opening Day: 43.

Let’s. Do. This.

Here’s what’s new in West Palm Bech.

Dave Martinez and the Nationals carry the burden of the Lerner family's expectations this year
The clock is ticking in nearly every way possible this year, on Bryce Harper, on Daniel Murphy, on Mike Rizzo. The Nats made it clear that they brought Martinez in to win a World Series. In other words, a lot is riding on this season, and it all starts... right now.

Fifth starter battle should be interesting
A.J. Cole, finally, is the favorite to be a rotation stalwart. However, Erick Fedde and Edwin Jackson loom — and, more broadly, Tommy Milone.

The Nats start Spring Training today. Everything is different, and therefore, the same
The roster is mainly the same. There's a new skipper at the helm, but really, what else is new? With that said, the Nats could hypothetically make a play for another pitcher or catcher. The odds seem slim, though.

Nationals announce 2018 non-roster invitees
Bryan Harper finally makes it to spring training! Edwin Jackson returns! Jhonatan Solano too!

Nationals Baseball: Who is Matt Reynolds?
Apparently, someone you don't really need to be too worried about unless he gets very good BABIP luck.

Jake Arrieta would make Nationals NL favorites
If the Nats were to get Arrieta, it would suddenly catapult them right back to the level of the Cubs and Dodgers.