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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.

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A few thoughts before, as Wilson Ramos said, 'It's time to move on.'

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo will head to Milwaukee today, along with the rest of the league's general managers for the GM meetings relieved -- like the rest of us -- to just talk baseball. After a week spent worrying and praying for the safe and healthy return of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, everyone -- including Ramos -- is looking forward to turning the page toward baseball and filling the rest of the Nationals' offseason needs. But first, a few notes and thoughts:

Wang: "I'm excited about next season."

The Nationals announced their one-year deal with Chien-Ming Wang Friday afternoon, making official the $4 million (plus incentives) pact that, reported Thursday evening, keeps the 31-year-old in the fold for 2012 after a successful major league comeback.

Deal between right-hander Chien-Ming Wang and Nationals agreed on "conceptually" but not expected to be done before he hits open market at midnight

A deal between the Nationals and right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang has been agreed upon "conceptually," his agent Alan Nero said Wednesday but it's not expected to get done before 12:01 a.m. on Thursday when Wang will officially hit the open market as a free agent. Six different teams have already inquired about Wang, Nero said.