Saturday, April 13, 2019
How they were built: Washington Nationals
Despite not making the playoffs in 2018, and losing one of their best players in the offseason, the Nationals are a very good team, with some young stars and established stars. This is how they were built.
Gomes was acquired from the Indians in November for Jefry Rodriguez, Daniel Johnson and Andruw Monasterio.
Suzuki signed a two year deal in November.
Zimmerman was the 4th overall pick in the 2005 draft.
Dozier signed a one year deal with the Nats in January.
Difo signed as an amateur free agent in June 2010.
Rendon was drafted 6th overall in 2011.
Kendrick was acquired in July 2017 from the Phillies for McKenzie Mills and international bonus slot money.
Adams signed with the Nationals in December.
Soto signed as an amateur free agent in July 2015.
Robles signed in July 2013 as an amateur free agent.
Eaton was acquired from the White Sox in December 2016 for Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning.
Michael A. Taylor
Taylor was drafted in the 6th round of the 2009 draft.
Scherzer signed a seven year deal with Washington in January 2015.
Strasburg was drafted 1st overall in 2009.
Corbin signed a six year deal in December.
Sanchez signed a two year deal in December.
Hellickson signed with the Nationals in March 2018.
Ross was acquired in a three team trade in December 2014. The Nats acquired Ross and Trea Turner, and gave up Steven Souza Jr. and Travis Ott.
Rosenthal signed with the Nationals in November.
Miller signed with the Nationals in January 2018.
Suero signed as an amateur free agent in February 2010.
Grace was picked in the 8th round of the 2010 draft.
Sipp signed a one year deal with an option for 2020 in March.
Barraclough was acquired from the Marlins in October for international bonus slot money.
Doolittle was acquired with Ryan Madson from Oakland in July 2017 for Blake Treinen, Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse.
Turner was acquired in a three team trade in December 2014. The Nats acquired Turner and Joe Ross, and traded away Steven Souza Jr. and Travis Ott.
Glover was drafted in the 8th round in 2015.