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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ rotation questions; Next step for Luis García + more Nats links...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for the offseason to officially start...

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Another day, a couple more roster moves for the Washington Nationals, who announced on Tuesday night that two players cleared outright waivers and had their contracts assigned to Triple-A Fresno: RHP James Bourque and C Raudy Read.

The latest moves leave the Nats’ 40-Man roster at 34. That’s all there is as far as straight up news, and there weren’t too many links to share either, so, uh, sorry. Go read your links...


Aníbal Sánchez mentors Nationals' Latin players - (
"Starting pitcher Aníbal Sánchez has helped bridge the gap with the Latin players."

Nats need Corbin to bounce back and help lead rotation - (MASN)
"The good news: He made 11 starts and earned 'quality start' distinction in six of them. The bad news: The Nationals won only two of those starts, none after Aug. 10."

What’s next for Nationals prospect Luis García? - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Luis García was among the few positives. His forced arrival into the major leagues dumped him into a sink-or-swim situation."

Bourque and Read clear waivers, sent to Triple-A - (MASN)
"The club announced this afternoon that right-hander James Bourque and catcher Raudy Read have cleared outright waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Fresno."


Phillies and Tommy Hunter must move on from each other this winter - (NBC Sports Washington)
"The Phillies' postseason drought swelled to nine seasons largely because they had the worst bullpen in the majors. In fact, it was historically bad."

The Home of All Things New York Sports - (SNY)
"The expectation is that Steve Cohen, the Mets' prospective new owner, will want to make a splash player-wise once he takes over the team. And he very well might. But he also has big plans when it comes to the Mets' technology and analytics."

Marlins’ 2020 success means lowest draft position in a decade - (Fish Stripes)
"Half of the MLB teams will get the opportunity to make their first-round draft selections before the Marlins."

This year's buzzsaw? Looks like the Braves - (
"They looked like a buzzsaw, breaking the game open in the top of the ninth, when Austin Riley tried to hit a home run all the way to Oklahoma."