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Wire Taps: Would Jake Arrieta make the Nationals’ rotation best in Majors?; Bryce Harper gets toenail surgery; A.J. Cole debuts

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MLB: Spring Training-Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Okay, so no camel stories today. But we do have... *checks notes*... toenail stories?

Here’s the beat from South Capitol Street.

Jake Arrieta is still out there, but Nationals are rolling with A.J. Cole at least for now
The Nats are interested in Jake Arrieta. That is not a secret. The Nats don't desperately *need* a fifth starter, though. And A.J. Cole, who put on some weight this winter on purpose, thinks that he's more than capable of holding the fifth spot in the rotation.

Bryce Harper won't rush back after ingrown toenail surgery
Meanwhile, Matt Adams is progressing from a blister, and Adam Eaton is slowly plugging away at his return.

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper has minor surgery to remove ingrown toenail
Last time around, Harper posted a picture of the affected nail to Twitter. We are all very glad he has not done that this time (yet).

A.J. Cole shows electric stuff in spring debut
A.J. Cole limited the Braves to two hits and one walk over two scoreless innings in Lake Buena Vista.

Would signing Jake Arrieta give the Nats baseball's best rotation?
Apparently, Arrieta is talking to the Nats. If it comes together, the Nats have the best rotation in baseball, right? Well, kind of, if you just look at the top three starters and forget the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros.

After PED suspension, Jefry Rodriguez tastes Major League camp for the first time
Despite missing 80 games from May to August, Rodriguez returned strong and earned a spot on the 40-man.

How worried should Nats fans be about their medical staff?
Hey, remember that time the Nats invested a crazy amount of money in their medical staff? If last year was any indication, it didn't really work. Moreover, despite Adam Eaton having been "ahead of schedule" all of last season, it's questionable that he hasn't played yet. And what's taking Daniel Murphy so long? AND WHERE'S KODA GLOVER

Old Baseball Cards: Nationals manager Dave Martinez opens 1987 Topps
Dave Martinez played in the big leagues for sixteen years on nine teams. So one could say he has a few allegiances to a few players.