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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ search for a corner outfield bat continues; Daniel Hudson talks 2021 + more Nats links...

Catch up on the last 48-ish hours in Nationals news while you wait to see where Mike Rizzo finds the corner outfield bat the Nats are after...

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The Nationals are still in the market for a corner outfield bat. Sean Doolittle makes a lot of sense in D.C. Daniel Hudson talks about his goal of bouncing back after a 2020 season in the nation’s capital. There are plenty of other links below. Go read your links. That’s all we have for you today.


Remembering an uplifting event in the shadow of the Capitol - (MASN)
"It was a glorious early November day, a crisp autumn Saturday with a clear blue sky above and nothing but joy on the ground."

Former closer Sean Doolittle makes sense for Nationals on one-year deal - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Among the more accomplished lefties available in free agency is none other than Sean Doolittle, who spent the last three and a half years in D.C."

Report: MLB prohibits teams from holding workouts before spring training - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Major League Baseball issued a memo to all 30 teams Monday forbidding them from holding unauthorized workouts or mini-camps at their facilities until spring training begins, USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale reported Tuesday."

Why aren't the Nats as aggressive as they were one year ago? - (MASN)
"Look, we knew this was going to be a slow-developing market, even slower than we saw the last two winters. But the process continues to move at a snail’s pace."


Possible Francisco Lindor trades, Yu Darvish, Blake Snell deals – (The Athletic)
"The Nationals, after trading for first baseman Josh Bell, want to add a corner outfielder, ideally someone from the free-agent tier that includes Michael Brantley, Joc Pederson and Kyle Schwarber."

Daniel Hudson on bouncing back - (
"Daniel Hudson talks about the Nationals' 2020 season and what the team needs to do to bounce back in a tough NL East division."

Washington Nationals Pilfer Josh Bell From Pittsburgh Pirates - (Forbes)
“The Pirates sold low on Josh Bell; the new Nat was one of their few players capable of moving the needle.”

Ranking MLB's top five rotations after Padres add Blake Snell and Yu Darvish - (
"The 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals suffered a bit of a championship hangover in 2020, but their rotation is expected to rebound in 2021."

MLB rumors: Dodgers, Blake Treinen agree to two-year deal; Justin Turner seeking four-year contract - (
"Kluber ranked among the game's best starters as recently as 2018 though, and the Nationals would be able to slot him in as their No. 4 starter behind Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, and Patrick Corbin rather than count on him to be an ace."

Tim Bogar Returns To Nationals Staff - (Journal & Topics Media Group)
"Buffalo Grove alum Tim Bogar is sticking around for another season in Washington as the Nationals bench coach for the 2021 season."


MLB free agency: Corey Kluber another bounce-back candidate who would fit Phillies - (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
"The Phillies have little rotation depth beyond Aaron Nola, Zack Wheeler and Zach Eflin. Spencer Howard is unproven, and Vince Velasquez has proven to be a No. 5 or 6 starter."

(1) Does Corey Kluber make sense as a potential target for the Mets? - (SNY - YouTube)
"With news that the Mets are expected to attend Corey Kluber’s bullpen session next week, the BNNY crew discusses if he would be a good fit in New York’s rotation next year."

DFA Danger: If Marlins add outfielder, what happens to Lewis Brinson? - (Fish Stripes)
"Tough decisions ahead for the Marlins as they move closer to constructing their 2021 team."

Atlanta Braves News: How Pache, Camargo, De La Cruz and more are doing in the Winter Leagues - (Talking Chop)
"A number of players in the Atlanta Braves organization are participating in Winter League baseball currently, so it’s good to check up on how they are doing..."