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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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Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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

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Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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

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Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

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Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Ryan Zimmerman Third baseman

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

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

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

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

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

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Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

The Best Washington Nationals Managers of All Time

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Steve Rogers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
blueline3 added Steve Rogers Pitcher

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Jayson Werth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jayson Werth Right fielder

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Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Marquis Grissom Outfielder, Center fielder

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Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Anthony Rendon Third baseman

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Jeff Reardon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Jeff Reardon Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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

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

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Jordan Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Jordan Zimmermann Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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

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

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Delino DeShields is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Delino DeShields Second baseman

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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

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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Orlando Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Orlando Cabrera Second baseman, Shortstop

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John Wetteland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
John Wetteland Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Wilson Ramos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Wilson Ramos Catcher

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

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Cliff Floyd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cliff Floyd Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Al Oliver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Al Oliver Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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

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

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José Vidro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
José Vidro Designated hitter, Second baseman

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Warren Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Warren Cromartie Outfielder, First baseman

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Tim Burke is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Tim Burke Pitcher

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Brad Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Brad Wilkerson Outfielder, First baseman

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Carl Pavano is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carl Pavano Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Ugueth Urbina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ugueth Urbina Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Bob Bailey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Bob Bailey Third baseman

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Javier Vázquez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Javier Vázquez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Josh Willingham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Josh Willingham Right fielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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Nick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Nick Johnson Designated hitter, First baseman

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Rafael Soriano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rafael Soriano Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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

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Ellis Valentine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Ellis Valentine Right fielder, Outfielder

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Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher