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2008 Washington Nationals

Trades and Transactions

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59-102, Finished 5th in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Manny Acta (59-102)
GM: Jim Bowden, Scouting Dir: Dana Brown
Scored 641 runs, Allowed 825 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-99

Ballparks: Nationals Park · Attendance: 2,320,400 (13th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 102

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2007

Michael Restovich granted Free Agency.

October 4, 2007

Bernie Castro granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2007

Winston Abreu granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2007

Chris Booker granted Free Agency.

Beltran Perez granted Free Agency.

Brandon Watson granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007

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

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

Signed Aaron Boone as a free agent.

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.

April 11, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Steve Schmoll as a free agent.

April 17, 2008 (Standings)

Released Eude Brito.

April 21, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jason Stanford.

April 29, 2008 (Standings)

Ray King granted Free Agency.

May 1, 2008 (Standings)

Released Tony Batista.

May 12, 2008 (Standings)

Released Josh Hall.

May 18, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jason Dubois.

May 29, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Pokey Reese as a free agent.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Aaron Crow in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Danny Espinosa in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 14, 2008.

Drafted Adrian Nieto in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 11, 2008.

Drafted Tommy Milone in the 10th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2008.

Drafted Louis Coleman in the 14th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Tyler Moore in the 16th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2008.

Drafted Steve Lombardozzi in the 19th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2008.

Drafted Rob Brantly in the 46th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 7, 2008 (Standings)

Released Rob Mackowiak.

June 18, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Zack Segovia as a free agent.

July 2, 2008 (Standings)

Released Tommy Murphy.

July 14, 2008 (Standings)

Released Alex Escobar.

July 22, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Jon Rauch to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Emilio Bonifacio.

July 31, 2008 (Standings)

Released Johnny Estrada.

Released Paul Lo Duca.

Released Felipe Lopez.

Traded Jhonny Nunez to the New York Yankees. Received Alberto Gonzalez.

August 17, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Luis Ayala to the New York Mets. Received a player to be named later. The New York Mets sent Anderson Hernandez (August 20, 2008) to the Washington Nationals to complete the trade.

September 29, 2008 (Standings)

Brian Sanches granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2008 (Standings)

Levale Speigner granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2008 (Standings)

Charlie Manning selected by the St. Louis Cardinals off waivers.

October 23, 2008

Ryan Langerhans granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2008

Pete Orr granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2008

Chad Cordero granted Free Agency.

Ryan Wagner granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Odalis Perez granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2008

Mike Bacsik granted Free Agency.

Chris Booker granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Signed Ryan Langerhans as a free agent.

William Bergolla granted Free Agency.

Bret Boone granted Free Agency.

Yurendell de Caster granted Free Agency.

Luis Jimenez granted Free Agency.

Arnie Munoz granted Free Agency.

Ray Olmedo granted Free Agency.

Beltran Perez granted Free Agency.

Pokey Reese granted Free Agency.

Eddie Rogers granted Free Agency.

Chris Schroder granted Free Agency.

Dennis Tankersley granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2008

Aaron Boone granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2008

Traded P.J. Dean (minors), Jake Smolinski (minors) and Emilio Bonifacio to the Florida Marlins. Received Scott Olsen and Josh Willingham.

November 17, 2008

Signed Ryan Wagner as a free agent.

November 20, 2008

Signed Brad Eldred as a free agent.

Signed Pete Orr as a free agent.

November 24, 2008

Signed J.D. Martin as a free agent.

December 9, 2008

Signed Joel Guzman as a free agent.

December 10, 2008

Signed Mike Vento as a free agent.

Released Jesus Colome.

December 12, 2008

Tim Redding granted Free Agency.

December 14, 2008

Signed Freddie Bynum as a free agent.

December 16, 2008

Signed Gustavo Chacin as a free agent.

December 17, 2008

Signed Jose Castillo as a free agent.

December 18, 2008

Signed Corey Patterson as a free agent.

Signed Jorge Sosa as a free agent.

December 23, 2008

Signed Wil Ledezma as a free agent.

Signed Gustavo Molina as a free agent.

December 29, 2008

Signed Daniel Cabrera as a free agent.

January 11, 2009

Signed Josh Towers as a free agent.

January 15, 2009

Signed Jesus Colome as a free agent.

January 22, 2009

Signed Gary Glover as a free agent.

January 28, 2009

Signed Alex Cintron as a free agent.

February 3, 2009

Signed Javier Valentin as a free agent.

February 5, 2009

Signed Odalis Perez as a free agent.

February 11, 2009

Signed Adam Dunn as a free agent.

February 20, 2009

Signed David Williams as a free agent.

February 23, 2009

Released Odalis Perez.

March 11, 2009

Signed Kip Wells as a free agent.

March 12, 2009

Signed Julian Tavarez as a free agent.

March 18, 2009

Signed Joe Beimel as a free agent.

Released Shawn Hill.

March 21, 2009

Signed Josh Bard as a free agent.

March 29, 2009

Released Javier Valentin.

March 31, 2009

Released Wily Mo Pena.

April 1, 2009

Released Gustavo Chacin.

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