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Wire Taps: Nationals rumors - Nats still interested in J.T. Realmuto, who beat them on Saturday night...

Rumors continue to swirl about the Nationals interest in J.T. Realmuto as the non-waiver deadline approaches... and the Marlins’ 1B/C beat the Nats on Saturday night with a walk-off hit...

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So apparently Bryce Harper thinks the Washington Nationals should or should have traded for J.T. Realmuto?

After Realmuto’s bases-loaded, walk-off single beat the Nats on Saturday night, the 25-year-old slugger told reporters, “If that guy was on our side, it wouldn’t have happened.” That... seems ... like a weird thing to say.

Anyway, the rumors picked up again on Saturday, with multiple reports saying that the Fish want the Nationals’ top outfield prospect, Victor Robles, and the Nats’ top infield prospect, Carter Kieboom, if they’re going to trade Realmuto to their divisional rivals, after they were reportedly asking for Robles or Juan Soto as the main player in a package this winter.

Will Rizzo and Co. in the Nationals’ front office crack and trade their top prospects to the Marlins if they really believe their still in the race for a postseason spot? Will the Fish take less than that as the deadline approaches?

It won’t be long until we get a better idea what the Nats are thinking about their chances the rest of the way...


Nats rally to tie game in ninth, then lose in 10th - (MASN)
"Shut out for eight innings by Miami rookie right-hander Trevor Richards and three relievers, the Nats scratched out the tying run off closer Kyle Barraclough..."

Nationals rally late, then give away an opportunity against the Marlins - (WaPost)
"The Nationals, yo-yoing around the .500 mark for weeks, dropped back to 52-52 with the loss and squandered a chance to make up ground in the National League East..."

Nationals lose in extras after comeback - (
"It has been two months since the Nationals last won four consecutive games."

Stephen Strasburg could resume throwing soon - (
"Stephen Strasburg rejoined the Nationals in Miami on Saturday, encouraged by how well he felt just two days after he received a scalene block injection..."

After receiving injection, Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg ‘very happy with the way I felt’ - (WaPost)
"Strasburg, 30, said he pitched with general neck tightness since spring training because he could deal with the discomfort."

Injection has Strasburg optimistic he'll be back soon (Nats down 1-0) - (MASN)
"In the days following his start last week against the Braves, Strasburg said he continued to have neck problems."

Assessing the Nats and the Second Half – (The Nats Blog)
"It is well past the time for complacency. The season is over halfway done, and the Nationals are nowhere near where they want to be."


It's a miracle: Evansville Central grad Barrett is on comeback trail - (Courier & Press)
"Everything began to come at Aaron Barrett in waves. It was simply too much for the redheaded righthander to handle."

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals, recap - (Miami Herald)
"Will the Marlins trade their All-Star catcher before the upcoming trade deadline or keep him and eventually make him their franchise cornerstone?"

Don Mattingly: It’s good to get the win against the Nats - (FOX Sports)
"Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly breaks down Game 3 against the Washington Nationals, mentioning the 10th inning walk off win by J.T. Realmuto and discusses the bullpen performance."