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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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120 30
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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2
119 39
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

3
104 36
Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Vladimir Guerrero Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

4
70 15
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
85 22
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
113 30
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Tim Raines Left fielder

7
89 32
Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Ryan Zimmerman Third baseman

8
88 34
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

9
65 21
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time

10
65 30
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

11
41 15
Dennis Martínez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time

12
60 25
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

13
50 25
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Andrés Galarraga First baseman

14
62 31
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Tim Wallach Third baseman

15
43 19
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Marquis Grissom Outfielder, Center fielder

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33 18
Steve Rogers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
blueline3 added Steve Rogers Pitcher

17
24 5
Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Anthony Rendon Third baseman

18
32 15
Jayson Werth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jayson Werth Right fielder

19
27 14
Liván Hernández is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Liván Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
45 21
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

21
32 22
Jordan Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Jordan Zimmermann Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
27 15
Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ian Desmond Shortstop

23
21 6
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
bigulcards added Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
29 17
Jeff Reardon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Jeff Reardon Relief pitcher, Pitcher

25
23 13
Larry Parrish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Larry Parrish Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

26
21 10
Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Gio Gonzalez Pitcher

27
18 7
Wilson Ramos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Wilson Ramos Catcher

28
15 9
Rondell White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Rondell White Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

29
12 1
Trea Turner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
TRENT13 added Trea Turner

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29 17
Adam Dunn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Adam Dunn Designated hitter, Outfielder, First baseman

31
13 4
Orlando Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Orlando Cabrera Second baseman, Shortstop

32
17 6
Tanner Roark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Tanner Roark

33
35 21
John Wetteland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
John Wetteland Relief pitcher, Pitcher

34
15 7
Cliff Floyd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cliff Floyd Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

35
13 8
Delino DeShields is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Delino DeShields Second baseman

36
13 7
Brad Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Brad Wilkerson Outfielder, First baseman

37
17 11
Tyler Clippard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Tyler Clippard Pitcher

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14 3
Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
TRENT13 added Daniel Murphy Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

39
24 18
Al Oliver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Al Oliver Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

40
19 15
José Vidro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
José Vidro Designated hitter, Second baseman

41
13 8
Rafael Soriano is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rafael Soriano Relief pitcher, Pitcher

42
13 8
Josh Willingham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Josh Willingham Right fielder, Left fielder, First baseman

43
9 4
Carl Pavano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carl Pavano Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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17 13
Nick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Nick Johnson Designated hitter, First baseman

45
10 7
Ugueth Urbina is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ugueth Urbina Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
11 8
Tim Burke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Tim Burke Pitcher

47
12 10
Pascual Pérez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pascual Pérez Pitcher

48
11 9
Javier Vázquez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Javier Vázquez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
12 11
Bob Bailey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Bob Bailey Third baseman

50
8 6
Mark Grudzielanek is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mark Grudzielanek Second baseman, Shortstop