Wire Taps: Nationals going after both Chris Sale and Andrew McCutchen?; What can Derek Norris offer?
While the GMs converse, the agents mumble and the players wait, enjoy a special-edition Wire Taps from National Harbor. It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not the holidays... the Winter Meetings! While we wait for the news to break, here's the latest from National Harbor. As the Winter Meetings begin, the Nats have a whole lot of options  McCutchen? Sale? Melancon? All are on the table this week at the Winter Meetings. Nationals pursuing both Chris Sale and Andrew McCutchen  The Nats apparently think they have prospects to turn a deal to bring both Sale and McCutchen to D.C. Nats may yet go after Matt Wieters  Even though the Nats traded for Derek Norris , is it possible that they'll still go after the top catcher in the free-agent market? On another note, Nationals  not after Wieters , and do not plan to flip Norris. They don't expect him to be Ramos, but see value there. — Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) December 5, 2016  Nats look to make a splash on their home turf during Winter Meetings  The Nationals appear to be headed for the center of activity during this year's Winter Meetings at National Harbor just outside of D.C., as the team looks to acquire two of the three players (Mark Melancon , Andrew McCutchen , Chris Sale ) they've been targeting. What does Derek Norris have to offer the Nats?  Norris had the worst season of his career last season -- but that's no reason to think he can't be a valuable part of the 2017 Nationals club. Are the Nationals out on Mark Melancon?  Washington offered Melancon a four-year contract, but for less money than what other teams have reportedly offered.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/as-baseball-winter-meetings-begin-the-nationals-have-options/2016/12/04/5c2d02e4-ba3d-11e6-ac85-094a21c44abc_story.html?utm_term=.6d6638ee24f6  http://www.mlbdailydish.com/2016/12/4/13838530/nationals-trade-rumors-chris-sale-andrew-mccutchen  http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/washington-nationals-matt-wieters-still-a-target-120416?cmpid=feed:-sports-CQ-RSS-Feed  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/106953/derek-norris  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/teams/washington-nationals  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/32335/matt-wieters  https://twitter.com/chelsea_janes/status/805765403364491264  http://www.fanragsports.com/mlb/heyman-home-turf-nationals-look-land-stars-winter-meetings/  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/31796/mark-melancon  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/32599/andrew-mccutchen  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/112652/chris-sale  http://www.fanragsports.com/mlb/can-derek-norris-offer-nationals/  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2016/12/05/are-the-nationals-out-on-mark-melancon/?utm_term=.b7b398516158
The Chris Sale to the Nationals rumors are starting to float around, but should Washington really make a hard push for the White Sox ace?
Chase Hughes joined STL to discuss the recent rumor linking the Nationals to Chris Sale.