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The Nats are being aggressive in the early trading season

Mike Rizzo

FILE - In this July 9, 2010 file photo, then-Washington Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo seen before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, in Washington. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, the Nationals announced that Rizzo has been promoted to executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)


No deals of note have happened yet, but Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that one team has been blowin’ up other teams’ cell phones:

One rival executive said that while trade talk around the league remains mostly quiet and preliminary, as is typical with more than a month to go before the deadline, Washington has emerged as the most aggressive team. “They’re calling everybody, trying to do something,” the exec said. “They’re looking for pitching, and they’re being really aggressive.”

Martino notes that Ricky Nolasco is being made available by the Marlins. While inter-divisional trades are rare, one gets the sense that Miami doesn’t really care about such things if it means moving veterans.

Martino has some other notes about teams who may be competing with the Nats for pitching depth. Check it out.