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Report: Nationals Stepping Up Efforts To Trade For Arizona's Edwin Jackson

We're five days away from the MLB Trade Deadline, so there will be a lot of misdirection plays by general managers to try to conceal their true intentions. This rumor about the Nationals' interest in Diamondbacks pitcher Edwin Jackson could be one of those misdirection plays. Or, it could be legitimate.

Either way, here's the scoop from Buster Olney.

Heard this: The Nats have made progress in their effort to trade prospects for Edwin Jackson.    

I'm skeptical, if only because I'm not sure which prospects the Nationals have that are worth trading for Jackson, but I guess time will tell.