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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ 2020 targets; Ryan Zimmerman’s future? Nats at the GM Meetings + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the GM Meetings on Monday...

Washington Nationals Victory Parade Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

It appears as if most of the people covering the Nationals took the day off over the last 24 hours, judging by the amount of Washington baseball-based articles out there on the web over the last day-plus, but we found what we could and gathered it in one place to let you avoid doing all the searching yourself... Go read your links:


Ryan Zimmerman got healthy just in time, now hopes to return in '20 - (MASN)
"Zimmerman started only one of the Nationals’ first four postseason games. But then he launched a three-run homer in Game 4 of the National League Division Series, and he never left the lineup the rest of the way..."

1 free-agent target for every club - (
"[Steve] Cishek had a very good season with the Cubs in 2019, pitching to a 2.95 ERA in 70 appearances, and he would be a solid addition to Washington’s bullpen."

Nick Banks worked on his approach in Arizona, now preps for 2020 - (MASN)
The lefty-hitting Banks said that the swing base he wanted to establish begins with his left hip. [Ken] Joyce worked on that movement through the zone."


World Series champ Dozier visits with fans - (
"World Series champion Brian Dozier, from Fulton, spent some quality time with friends, family and fans in Tupelo on Saturday."

Philipsburg native Adams reaches baseball pinnacle, wins World Series - (
"Philipsburg native and first baseman Matt Adams, 31, is one of those 'select few' and in his eighth year in MLB, he reached the World Series for a second time this year."

From the Editor: The pain of an abandoned fan - (
"Yet my father loved them with a fierce devotion. He would listen on the radio late into the night, keeping score on a notepad. And then, in 1960, the Senators deserted him."


Some things to watch at general managers' meetings - (Newsday)
"Nationals GM Mike Rizzo is faced with the proposition that both World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg — who opted out of his current deal the day of the D.C. parade — and the presumptive runner-up, Anthony Rendon, will be lured away by more lucrative offers."


MLB free agency rumors: Phillies interested in veteran slugger Josh Donaldson - (PhillyVoice)
"According to one report, the Phillies are among the early suitors for veteran slugger Josh Donaldson, who is headed for free agency once he formally declines his qualifying offer from the Braves."

Mets holes Brodie Van Wagenen must fill as GM meetings near - (NYPost)
"Van Wagenen has already mentioned he might need to move Seth Lugo or Robert Gsellman to the rotation, but even if both were to remain in the bullpen, the Mets will need at least one high-octane reliever..."

Miami Marlins’ Michael Hill talks offseason, free agency - (Miami Herald)
"The Marlins are coming off a 57-105 season — their 10th consecutive losing year and third 100-loss season in franchise history. Their offense was one of worst — if not the worst — in baseball depending on the metric."

Braves sign Darren O’Day to a new contract - (
"The Braves announced Friday that Darren O’Day signed a contract with the team for next season."