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VIDEO: Zuckerman on Desmond, Lannan

Jul 31, 2012, 6:43 PM EDT

Mark joined Julie Donaldson on SportsNet Central last night to discuss the Nationals heading into the trade deadline. Towards the end of the segment he talked specifically about the absence of Ian Desmond and whether John Lannan may be the replacement for Stephen Strasburg in September.

  1. peric - Jul 31, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Cards get Mujica and Saltamacchia may be on the move from Boston? Wow what a huge flurry of trades at this year's deadline!

  2. peric - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Wow, Zach Cox -> Marlins + Redsox get LHP Craig Breslow!It isn't going to stop until the last second.

  3. Tcostant - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Remember when this offseason people were saying their would less trades at the deadline, because to many teams would think they were still in and would trade. Wrong – more trades…

  4. peric - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    I can't remember this big a flurry … its non-stop! A lot has to do with the Dodgers old-school approach and having a 2 billion plus franchise. Followed suit by the Giants. Sanchez to Pirates now!

  5. slidell2 - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    A lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing? Assuming the Nats stay quiet for the next half-hour, it will be VERY interesting to see whether this flurry of activity changes the balance of power very much in the long run.

  6. peric - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    it will be VERY interesting to see whether this flurry of activity changes the balance of power very much in the long run.In the long run? It already has. The Astros especially but the Marlins and Phillies have improved themselves for the future dramatically. New powers that could soon rise in the National League.

  7. Fear and Ignorance - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Corey Brown to AAA. I really HATE this move!!!

  8. slidell2 - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Peric: To clarify, by "long run", I was thinking more along the lines of this October and the contending teams.



x-WASHINGTON 91 64 --
ATLANTA 76 79 15.0
NEW YORK 76 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 81 17.0
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Sunday's games


x-WASHINGTON (4) 91 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 89 67 2.5
y-ST. LOUIS 87 69 4.5
SAN FRANCISCO 84 71 7.0 --
PITTSBURGH 84 71 7.0 --
MILWAUKEE 80 76 11.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Sunday's games

TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
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