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This is a list of the greatest Washington Nationals ever. Before moving to Washington after the 2004 season, the Montreal Expos were known as one of the most star-crossed franchises in baseball history. Despite the team's amazing talent and some of the best players ever, the Expos were never able to win a championship. The Expos of the early '80s featured two of the top players in Expos/Washington Nationals history in Gary Carter and Andre Dawson. Both of these players are in the Baseball Hall of Fame and are the only players to wear Expos caps on their Hall of Fame plaques. The 1994 Expos team was broken up due to the player's strike and economics. At the time of the strike, the Expos had the best record in baseball and appeared to be on a collision course with the New York Yankees or Chicago White Sox in that year's World Series. That team featured some of the best players in team history including Pedro Martinez, Larry Walker, Marquis Grissom, John Wetteland and Moises Alou. After the strike, the team never recovered and moved to Washington and became the Nationals.

The Nationals early years in Washington D.C. were not successful. The team finished in the National League East's basement from 2005 through 2010 before the Nationals' young talent finally flourished. The franchise's mainstay has been third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. At this early stage in Nationals history, Zimmerman is considered one of the best players to play in Washington D.C. The Nationals have their hopes pinned to youngsters Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, both of whom were a part of the team's first National League East Division title in 2012, the franchise's first since 1981 in Montreal.

This is the list of the best Washington Nationals of all time. It also includes the greatest Montreal Expos players in history. If you see someone missing from this list, fee free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to the way you deem fit.  
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1
157 47
Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

2
184 60
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

3
126 29
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

4
165 45
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

5
128 30
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
152 36
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Left fielder

7
136 42
Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Third baseman

8
130 39
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Catcher

9
106 25
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time

10
87 37
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
61 21
Dennis Martínez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time

12
84 35
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Third baseman

13
80 30
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Right fielder, Left fielder

14
68 30
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
First baseman

15
61 22
Jayson Werth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder

16
55 22
Steve Rogers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
blueline3 added Pitcher

17
66 23
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

18
47 11
Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Third baseman

19
44 11
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
bigulcards added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
57 24
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

21
51 30
Jordan Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
44 19
Jeff Reardon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

23
47 23
Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop

24
36 17
Larry Parrish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

25
37 20
Liván Hernández is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
28 10
Delino DeShields is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Second baseman

27
39 18
Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

28
25 12
Rondell White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

29
34 16
Wilson Ramos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Catcher

30
24 9
Orlando Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Second baseman, Shortstop

31
45 24
John Wetteland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

32
37 21
Al Oliver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

33
30 13
Tanner Roark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Tanner Roark

34
25 12
Cliff Floyd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

35
40 25
Adam Dunn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, First baseman

36
29 16
Tyler Clippard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

37
23 11
Tim Burke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

38
28 18
José Vidro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Designated hitter, Second baseman

39
25 13
Warren Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, First baseman

40
17 10
Ugueth Urbina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
19 13
Brad Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, First baseman

42
19 13
Josh Willingham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Left fielder, First baseman

43
19 14
Rafael Soriano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
19 15
Bob Bailey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

45
19 14
Javier Vázquez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

46
15 10
Carl Pavano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
24 20
Nick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman

48
19 15
Pascual Pérez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

49
16 12
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
14 10
Mark Grudzielanek is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Second baseman, Shortstop