Jul 27, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams (9) watches from the dugout at the beginning of a game with the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

District Daily: Williams gearing up for Trade Deadline, Astros’ Reliever Tony Sipp a Good Trade Option

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Williams gearing up for Trade Deadline

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

MIAMI — With the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Thursday afternoon, Nationals manager Matt Williams said he talks to general manager Mike Rizzo on a daily basis about moves to help improve the team.

“[Rizzo] has been extremely busy speaking to a number of people around the league about potential [trades],” Williams said. “We’ll see what happens in the next 24 hours. It always comes down to the 11th hour any way.” Read full article here.

Washington Nationals Rumors: Houston Astros’ Reliever Tony Sipp a Good Trade Option

(Harry Floyd, Rant Sports)

The Washington Nationals remain cryptic when discussing potential trades going into the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. The deadline is now just one day away.

If the team is adding anything, it will be an infielder to help out after the new injury to 3B Ryan Zimmerman or relief pitching to boost an already solid bullpen. One reliever to look into is Houston Astros pitcher Tony Sipp. Read full article here.

As trade deadline nears, Nationals keep talking

(James Wagner, Washington Post)

Just over 24 hours before Thursday’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, a contingent of Nationals decision-makers are in Miami. General Manager Mike Rizzo is usually with the team, but principal wwner Mark Lerner is also here, along with some of Rizzo’s staff.

And each day — even twice a day, in recent days — Rizzo and Manager Matt Williams have talked about trade options. The Nationals don’t need to make a trade given the lack of glaring holes on their big league roster and Rizzo has said he won’t place the urgency of this season ahead of the organization’s long-term outlook. But the Nationals are still working in preparation for a possible deal. Read full article here.

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