The Nats and Padres reportedly talked about Craig Kimbrel, and San Diego asked to get their former prospect back in a potential deal.
There was a lot to talk about this week, as the Nationals just lost a four-game series at Pittsburgh and with the trade deadline approaching.
The Nationals have faced an unusually tough stretch against some of the best pitchers in today's game.
The Nationals had no answer for Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole as Washington fell 3-1 in Pittsburgh.
The Nationals enter Sunday with a chance to split their four-game series against the Pirates with Joe Ross on the mound.