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Wire Taps: How will Davey Martinez differentiate himself?; Erick Fedde impresses in return; Matt Wieters improving

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of today’s Grapefruit League game...

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Two days left in February. Which means 31 days exactly to Opening Day. Which means we’re almost there, everyone.

Here’s the beat from South Capitol Street.

Dave Martinez is supposed to be different. How will he change the narrative?
In the first ever Nats post from The Sports Capitol, an Athletic-esque startup covering D.C. sports, Todd Dybas talks Martinez's new managing style — emotionally analytic — and how he had to find a way to escape Joe Maddon before getting a job.

Fedde clears first hurdle in return from injury
The Nats shut Erick Fedde down with forearm struggles last season. This year, he's much more comfortable and thinks he can compete for the fifth spot in the team's rotation.

Kevin Long, the Nationals’ new hitting coach, can make a great lineup even better
Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, and Matt Wieters all stand to benefit from Kevin Long, the leader of the launch-angle revolution.

Nationals still figuring out baseball’s new pace-of-play rules in spring training
Other than mound-visit limitations, nobody really knows what the heck they're doing.

Erick Fedde, in first live action since August, makes his pitch — with velocity — for spot in Nationals’ rotation
If there was one thing Erick Fedde lacked in his cup of coffee in the majors last season, it was velocity. Yesterday, he found it again.

Video: Nats fans audition to sing 'Star-Spangled Banner.'
andddd the rocckkeeetsss red glarrreeeeee

Washington Nationals plan ticket exchanges in case of long rain delays
The team's weather guarantee is among several new benefits for fans that also include concession credits, college discounts, and concessions kiosks.

Sports Illustrated has seven Nats in its top 100
Some are obvious (Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg) — but Daniel Murphy and Gio Gonzalez were also in there.

Nats encouraged by Matt Wieters' swing tweaks
Wieters thinks that the new tweaks he's made to his swing are keeping his legs in place, allowing his upper body to move quicker, and helping his bat to actually hit the baseball.

Derek Fisher, a Virginia product, making strides with Astros
Because apparently the Washington Times now has a dedicated UVA Baseball grads section?

Today’s Game: Marlins vs. Nationals, 1:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Gio Gonzalez