Washington Nationals 2011 Draft picks Alex Meyer #17, Anthony Rendon #23 and Brian Goodwin #24 are introduced to the media at Nationals Park on Aug. 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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Now, to the top local blog posts from the past week:

•The Nats Blog wonders what the future holds for mega-prospect Anthony Rendon, especially if the team signs slugging free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder.

•Urban Turf DC brings some good news about the local real estate market: According to a recent report, rents in the District are not rising as fast as in past years.

•Beltway Bargain Mom has the scoop on where you can get free sweets this month in Manassas, Va. thanks to some new store openings.

•Drink DC picks out five participating Restaurant Week spots that also offer top-notch libations.

•AverageBro checks in with his own lament about the current state of black radio.