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2007 Washington Nationals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2006 / 2008

73-89, Finished 4th in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Manny Acta (73-89)
GM: Jim Bowden, Scouting Dir: Dana Brown
Scored 673 runs, Allowed 783 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-92

Ballparks: Robert F. Kennedy Stadium · Attendance: 1,943,812 (14th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 94

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2006 / 2008 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 1, 2006

Released Pedro Astacio.

Released Joey Eischen.

Released Felix Rodriguez.

October 2, 2006

Wiki Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Mike Vento granted Free Agency.

October 3, 2006

Released Zach Day.

Released Ryan Drese.

Released Brian Lawrence.

October 5, 2006

Kevin Gryboski granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2006

Roy Corcoran granted Free Agency.

Melvin Dorta granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2006

Tyrell Godwin granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2006

Henry Mateo granted Free Agency.

October 13, 2006

Signed Melvin Dorta as a free agent.

October 15, 2006

Francis Beltran granted Free Agency.

Alberto Castillo granted Free Agency.

Kyle Denney granted Free Agency.

Alex Escobar granted Free Agency.

Nelson Figueroa granted Free Agency.

Andrew Good granted Free Agency.

Kenny Kelly granted Free Agency.

Brandon Larson granted Free Agency.

Matt LeCroy granted Free Agency.

Anastacio Martinez granted Free Agency.

Tim Raines granted Free Agency.

Prentice Redman granted Free Agency.

Steve Watkins granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2006

Signed Jermaine Van Buren as a free agent.

October 29, 2006

Tony Armas granted Free Agency.

Alfonso Soriano granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2006

Robert Fick granted Free Agency.

Jose Guillen granted Free Agency.

Ramon Ortiz granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

Marlon Byrd granted Free Agency.

Travis Hughes granted Free Agency.

George Lombard granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2006

Signed Michael Restovich as a free agent.

November 6, 2006

Signed Danny Ardoin as a free agent.

Signed Felix Diaz as a free agent.

Signed Josh Hall as a free agent.

Signed Joel Hanrahan as a free agent.

Signed Alejandro Machado as a free agent.

Signed Darnell McDonald as a free agent.

Signed Tim Redding as a free agent.

November 8, 2006

Signed Jesus Colome as a free agent.

Signed Josh Wilson as a free agent.

November 9, 2006

Signed Bill White as a free agent.

November 12, 2006

Signed Juan Brito as a free agent.

November 15, 2006

Signed Colby Lewis as a free agent.

November 22, 2006

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

November 28, 2006

Signed Brandon Larson as a free agent.

December 1, 2006

Signed Joe Thurston as a free agent.

December 7, 2006

Drafted Jesus Flores from the New York Mets in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Jim Henderson drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Josh Labandeira drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Alejandro Machado drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Levale Speigner from the Minnesota Twins in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2006

Signed Abraham Nunez as a free agent.

December 13, 2006

Signed George Lombard as a free agent.

December 18, 2006

Signed Ray King as a free agent.

Traded Jose Vidro and cash to the Seattle Mariners. Received Emiliano Fruto and Chris Snelling.

December 20, 2006

Signed Robert Fick as a free agent.

December 21, 2006

Signed Jose Macias as a free agent.

January 10, 2007

Signed Arnie Munoz as a free agent.

January 12, 2007

Signed Jerome Williams as a free agent.

January 18, 2007

Signed D'Angelo Jimenez as a free agent.

Signed Anastacio Martinez as a free agent.

January 21, 2007

Signed Sandy Leon as an amateur free agent.

January 24, 2007

Signed Brandon Claussen as a free agent.

Signed Alex Escobar as a free agent.

February 6, 2007

Signed Juan Melo as a free agent.

February 14, 2007

Signed Dmitri Young as a free agent.

February 20, 2007

Signed Tony Batista as a free agent.

March 5, 2007

Signed Robin Jennings as a free agent.

March 8, 2007

Signed Franklin Nunez as a free agent.

March 12, 2007

Signed Reggie Taylor as a free agent.

March 19, 2007

Released Colby Lewis.

Released Jose Macias.

March 24, 2007

Signed Ronnie Belliard as a free agent.

March 26, 2007

Traded Danny Ardoin to the Houston Astros. Received Wade Robinson (minors).

March 27, 2007

Released Reggie Taylor.

Released Joe Thurston.

March 28, 2007

Released Franklin Nunez.

Released Bill White.

April 4, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Alex Gonzalez as a free agent.

April 9, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Brandon Watson as a free agent.

April 10, 2007 (Standings)

Released Alex Gonzalez.

April 13, 2007 (Standings)

Received Brent Abernathy from the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Eury Perez as an amateur free agent.

April 20, 2007 (Standings)

Received Manny Alexander from the San Diego Padres as part of a conditional deal.

May 2, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Chris Snelling to the Oakland Athletics. Received Ryan Langerhans.

May 3, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Jonathan Albaladejo as a free agent.

May 8, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Winston Abreu as a free agent.

Signed Jason Simontacchi as a free agent.

May 10, 2007 (Standings)

Josh Wilson selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays off waivers.

May 19, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Mike Bacsik as a free agent.

June 6, 2007 (Standings)

Released Robin Jennings.

June 7, 2007 (Standings)

Drafted Ross Detwiler in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed July 6, 2007.

Drafted Jordan Zimmermann in the 2nd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2007.

Drafted Steven Souza in the 3rd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 23, 2007.

Drafted Derek Norris in the 4th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2007.

June 8, 2007 (Standings)

Released Juan Melo.

June 20, 2007 (Standings)

Sold Anastacio Martinez to the Detroit Tigers.

Returned Levale Speigner (earlier draft pick) to the Minnesota Twins.

June 24, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Darnell McDonald to the Minnesota Twins. Received Levale Speigner.

June 26, 2007 (Standings)

Sent Jermaine Van Buren to the Oakland Athletics as part of a conditional deal.

June 28, 2007 (Standings)

Released Brandon Larson.

July 17, 2007 (Standings)

Released Felix Diaz.

July 18, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Hector Carrasco as a free agent.

August 5, 2007 (Standings)

Released Jerome Williams.

August 17, 2007 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Boston Red Sox. Received Wily Mo Pena and cash. The Washington Nationals sent Chris Carter (August 21, 2007) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

August 20, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Tyrell Godwin as a free agent.

August 21, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Emiliano Fruto to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Chris Carter.

September 4, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Ray King to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received a player to be named later. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Andrew Lefave (minors) (September 14, 2007) to the Washington Nationals to complete the trade.

September 17, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Enrique Gonzalez off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

October 1, 2007 (Standings)

Michael Restovich granted Free Agency.

October 4, 2007 (Standings)

Bernie Castro granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2007 (Standings)

Winston Abreu granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2007 (Standings)

Chris Booker granted Free Agency.

Beltran Perez granted Free Agency.

Brandon Watson granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007 (Standings)

Tony Batista granted Free Agency.

October 16, 2007

Mike Bacsik granted Free Agency.

Jason Simontacchi granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2007

Micah Bowie granted Free Agency.

Alex Escobar granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2007

Arnie Munoz granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2007

D'Angelo Jimenez granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2007

Brent Abernathy granted Free Agency.

Manny Alexander granted Free Agency.

Tony Blanco granted Free Agency.

Juan Brito granted Free Agency.

Hector Carrasco granted Free Agency.

Brandon Claussen granted Free Agency.

Melvin Dorta granted Free Agency.

Robert Fick granted Free Agency.

Tyrell Godwin granted Free Agency.

Josh Hall granted Free Agency.

Brandon Harper granted Free Agency.

Mike Hinckley granted Free Agency.

George Lombard granted Free Agency.

Chris Michalak granted Free Agency.

Abraham Nunez granted Free Agency.

November 14, 2007

Signed Mike Bacsik as a free agent.

Signed Humberto Cota as a free agent.

Signed Jorge Padilla as a free agent.

November 15, 2007

Signed Mike Hinckley as a free agent.

Signed Antonio Perez as a free agent.

November 16, 2007

Signed William Bergolla as a free agent.

Signed Arnie Munoz as a free agent.

November 17, 2007

Signed Yurendell de Caster as a free agent.

Signed Luis Jimenez as a free agent.

Signed Eddie Rogers as a free agent.

Signed Steven Shell as a free agent.

November 18, 2007

Signed Charlie Manning as a free agent.

November 20, 2007

Signed Jason Dubois as a free agent.

Signed Dennis Tankersley as a free agent.

November 21, 2007

Signed Jason Stanford as a free agent.

November 23, 2007

Signed Tommy Murphy as a free agent.

November 28, 2007

Signed Chad Moeller as a free agent.

November 30, 2007

Traded Ryan Church and Brian Schneider to the New York Mets. Received Lastings Milledge.

December 3, 2007

Traded Glenn Gibson (minors) to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Elijah Dukes.

December 4, 2007

Signed Josh Hall as a free agent.

Traded Jonathan Albaladejo to the New York Yankees. Received Tyler Clippard.

December 5, 2007

Released Billy Traber.

December 6, 2007

Signed Aaron Boone as a free agent.

Brett Campbell drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

December 10, 2007

Signed Paul Lo Duca as a free agent.

Signed Beltran Perez as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Nook Logan granted Free Agency.

Mike O'Connor granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2007

Signed Willie Harris as a free agent.

Signed Rob Mackowiak as a free agent.

December 14, 2007

Signed Rob Bell as a free agent.

December 21, 2007

Signed Brian Sanches as a free agent.

January 8, 2008

Signed Ray King as a free agent.

January 10, 2008

Signed Pete Orr as a free agent.

January 11, 2008

Signed Eude Brito as a free agent.

January 15, 2008

Signed Wil Nieves as a free agent.

January 16, 2008

Signed Alex Escobar as a free agent.

January 22, 2008

Signed Mike O'Connor as a free agent.

January 23, 2008

Signed Chris Booker as a free agent.

January 29, 2008

Signed Johnny Estrada as a free agent.

February 5, 2008

Enrique Gonzalez selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

February 19, 2008

Signed Bret Boone as a free agent.

February 23, 2008

Signed Odalis Perez as a free agent.

March 10, 2008

Signed Tony Batista as a free agent.

Released Chad Moeller.

March 14, 2008

Josh Whitesell selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off waivers.

March 18, 2008

Released Humberto Cota.

March 22, 2008

Released Rob Bell.

March 27, 2008

Released Antonio Perez.

March 29, 2008

Signed Ray Olmedo as a free agent.

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