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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ rotation options; free agent talk + more Nats news...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before Mike Rizzo and Co. in the front office in D.C. find a new starter or middle-of-the-order bat...

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We’re thankful that there were enough links in the last 48 hours to get a link post together so you have some stuff to read while you decompress after your Turkey Day festivities.

So, did you spend it with family, or follow CDC recommendations against large gatherings in a pandemic?

Don’t feel the need to answer that. Instead, go read your Nationals links...

NATS BEAT:

Do Nats have the elite prospects needed in a big trade? - (MASN)
"Mike Rizzo has never been shy about dealing away top prospects in exchange for big-name players who could immediately help his Nationals win."

D.C.-area teams, players are fighting food insecurity this Thanksgiving - (Washington Times)
"At the Nationals’ Youth Baseball Academy, teaching kids how to shag a fly ball or how to keep their weight back on a curveball is part of the mission."

More from Sam Clay on the numbers of baseball - (MASN)
"Clay was asked about the numbers of baseball, whether it is the straight statistics from each game or the art of analytics, and how they can help or hurt a pitcher’s psyche."

Trading for Kris Bryant would fill a hole for Nationals, and troll Bryce Harper - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Given the Nationals’ glaring hole at third base that’s emerged since Anthony Rendon left in free agency after the 2019 season, Bryant and his .889 OPS would address a critical need for Washington."

Nationals' options for rotation help starting to shrink - (MASN)
"So who’s left for the Nats to consider? It seems unlikely they’d go big and try to sign Trevor Bauer, the top available pitcher, to a nine-figure contract."

Nationals 2020 Thanksgiving charity events - (MLB.com)
"The Nationals began the holiday season with a week of community initiatives to address food insecurity, a problem faced by an estimated half-million residents of the D.C. area."

NATIONAL(S) BEAT:

Doubledays holding merchandise clearance sale beginning Friday - (auburnpub.com)
"Auburn Doubledays fans will have one final opportunity to purchase team souvenirs."

NL EAST UPDATES:

5 things Phillies fans can still be thankful for despite bleak offseason outlook - (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
"Phillies baseball has ranged from frustrating to bleak lately, but there are still at least a handful of things to be thankful for as Turkey Day arrives."

News out of New York could impact Phillies' front office search | RSN
"One major reason for Alderson’s decision could be that teams like the Mets and Phillies have hit some hurdles gaining permission to talk to top assistant GMs."

Mets owner Steve Cohen owns the Bill Buckner ball - (NY Post)
"It got through Buckner — and Steve Cohen owns it."

Jeter on Marlins: 'Stick with the plan' - (MLB.com)
"The club is mindful that its success came in an unprecedented 60-game season, and questions remain on how Miami would hold up over a traditional 162-game campaign."

Rotation addressed, what’s next on Braves’ list? - (AJC.com)
"Unsurprisingly, the Braves have moved ahead of the market."