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Nationals Talk 2019 NLDS Live Stream: How to watch

Nationals Talk 2019 NLDS Live Stream: How to watch

As part of NBC Sports Washington's coverage of the 2019 NLDS against the Dodgers, the Nationals Talk Podcast crew will be streaming live shows.

Travis Thomas, Todd Dybas and Chase Hughes will preview each game of the National League Division Series between the Nationals and the Dodgers. For Thursday night's Game 1, the Nationals will put Patrick Corbin up against Walker Buehler. Pitching matchups beyond the series opener are up in the air. Stephen Strasburg is still in play for Game 2, but there are a bunch of different scenarios that could play out.

Make sure to catch the Nationals Talk pregame preview, presented by Thompson Creek.

How to watch NBC Sports's Nationals Talk preview

When: Thursday, Oct. 3

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. ET

Who: Travis Thomas, Todd Dybas and Chase Hughes

Stream: You can watch the live stream online here. You can also download the MyTeams app to watch the stream on your smartphone or tablet.

Full schedule of streams:

Nationals Talk National League Division Series Preview: Game 1 - 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Nationals Talk National League Division Series Preview: Game 2 - 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Nationals Talk National League Division Series Preview: Game 3 - 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Nationals Talk National League Division Series Preview: Game 4 (If necessary) - 4-5 p.m.
Nationals Talk National League Division Series Preview: Game 5 (If necessary) - Time TBD

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Stephen Strasburg reportedly lobbying for Anthony Rendon to return to the Nationals

Stephen Strasburg reportedly lobbying for Anthony Rendon to return to the Nationals

With the MLB offseason just getting underway, Stephen Strasburg has already accomplished his main goal. Signing a massive seven-year, $245 million deal with the Nationals on Monday, he got the money and the opportunity to return to the team he started his career and won a World Series with.

Now, he's focused on completing his second goal of the offseason: bring back Anthony Rendon.

Strasburg is reportedly heavily involved in trying to bring the MVP-caliber third baseman back to DC as the pitcher is making his case to both Rendon and the Nationals front office, according to MASN's Mark Zuckerman.

When Strasburg inked his contract on Monday, many believed it meant the end of the line for the Nationals chances to re-sign Rendon, as Nationals owner Mark Lerner even mentioned it would be hard to sign both. However, it appears that the pitcher is thinking anything but that. Besides reportedly getting involved in the pitch to Rendon, Strasburg also seemed to have Rendon in mind when figuring out the terms to his new deal.

Within the total amount of money, Strasburg's contract features $80 million in deferred money, which can help the Nationals work toward potentially signing other players. Scott Boras, the agent to both Rendon and Strasburg, alluded to that on Tuesday saying that Strasburg's deal could create a new "opening" in the Rendon negotiations.

Even if the deferred money from Strasburg and his dedication to trying to get Rendon back may help, it won't be that easy for the Nationals. Boras said on Tuesday that Rendon has already received more than a few seven-year offers, meaning that he'll come with a hefty price tag.

However, Zuckerman did report that Rendon may be slowly becoming more open to the idea of deferred money in his contract, something that didn't look to be a possibility at first, citing Strasburg's decision and Washington's ability to continue to contend as factors.

Getting Anthony Rendon back to the Nationals won't happen as fast as it did with Strasburg, if it happens at all. Yet plenty of Nationals fans want the team to do whatever it takes to make it happen, and Strasburg looks to be in the same boat.

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Phillies sign infielder Didi Gregorius, per report

Phillies sign infielder Didi Gregorius, per report

The Philadelphia Phillies have been rumored to have interest in third baseman Anthony Rendon, but they added a different infielder on Tuesday.

Former Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia, according to MLB Network's Joel Sherman. 

The deal is worth $14 million, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury.

The move reunites Gregorius with manager Joe Girardi, who was the Yankees skipper from 2008 through 2017. The 29-year-old infielder had spent the past five seasons with New York.

Although Gregorius has played almost every game of his career at shortstop, it is unclear what position he will play in Philadelphia. The Phillies have both Jean Segura and Scott Kingery capable of playing the middle infield positions. In 841 career games, Gregorius has played shortstop for 828 out of them, with 11 appearances at second base and two at third. 

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