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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
172 48
Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

2
180 46
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

3
139 32
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

4
199 64
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
165 38
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Left fielder

6
146 34
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
142 40
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Catcher

8
146 44
Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Third baseman

9
114 26
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time

10
99 38
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
89 31
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Right fielder, Left fielder

12
68 23
Dennis Martínez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time

13
89 37
Tim Wallach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Third baseman

14
74 30
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
First baseman

15
68 24
Jayson Werth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder

16
59 23
Steve Rogers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
blueline3 added Pitcher

17
72 24
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

18
53 12
Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Third baseman

19
50 12
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
bigulcards added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
62 25
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

21
57 31
Jordan Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
52 24
Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop

23
46 19
Jeff Reardon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

24
38 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
32 11
Delino DeShields is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Nationals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Second baseman