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2009 Washington Nationals

Trades and Transactions

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59-103, Finished 5th in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Manny Acta (26-61) and Jim Riggleman (33-42)
GM: Jim Bowden (Resigned 3/1/2009), Mike Rizzo (Named Interim GM 3/4/2009; Hired Full-time 8/20/2009), Farm Dir: Bobby Williams, Scouting Dir: Dana Brown
Scored 710 runs, Allowed 874 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-96

Ballparks: Nationals Park · Attendance: 1,817,226 (13th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 99

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

October 5, 2008

Levale Speigner granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2008

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.

Traded Ryan Buchter to the Chicago Cubs. Received Matt Avery (minors).

November 5, 2008

Aaron Boone granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2008

Traded P.J. Dean (minors), Emilio Bonifacio and Jake Smolinski 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 (Standings)

Released Gustavo Chacin.

April 10, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Ron Villone as a free agent.

April 29, 2009 (Standings)

Steven Shell granted Free Agency.

Traded Kyle Gunderson (minors) to the Florida Marlins. Received Logan Kensing.

May 3, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Mike MacDougal as a free agent.

May 5, 2009 (Standings)

Released Josh Towers.

May 9, 2009 (Standings)

Released Gary Glover.

May 15, 2009 (Standings)

Mike Hinckley granted Free Agency.

May 26, 2009 (Standings)

Released Daniel Cabrera.

May 31, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Cory Doyne as a free agent.

June 1, 2009 (Standings)

Released Alex Cintron.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Stephen Strasburg in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2009.

Drafted Drew Storen in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2009.

Drafted Jeff Kobernus in the 2nd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 29, 2009.

Drafted Taylor Jordan in the 9th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2009.

Drafted Nate Karns in the 12th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2009.

Drafted Marcus Stroman in the 18th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 15, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Horacio Ramirez as a free agent.

June 17, 2009 (Standings)

Sent Mike O'Connor to the San Diego Padres as part of a conditional deal.

June 28, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Ryan Langerhans to the Seattle Mariners. Received Mike Morse.

June 30, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Joel Hanrahan and Lastings Milledge to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Sean Burnett and Nyjer Morgan.

July 5, 2009 (Standings)

Released Jesus Colome.

July 6, 2009 (Standings)

Released Wil Ledezma.

July 7, 2009 (Standings)

Kip Wells granted Free Agency.

Released Cory Doyne.

July 29, 2009 (Standings)

Julian Tavarez granted Free Agency.

Released Corey Patterson.

July 31, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Joe Beimel to the Colorado Rockies. Received Robinson Fabian (minors) and Ryan Mattheus.

Traded Nick Johnson to the Florida Marlins. Received Aaron Thompson.

August 6, 2009 (Standings)

Purchased Norris Hopper from the Chicago White Sox.

Purchased Daryle Ward from the Chicago White Sox.

Traded Anderson Hernandez to the New York Mets. Received Greg Veloz (minors).

August 25, 2009 (Standings)

Released Mike Vento.

August 26, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Livan Hernandez as a free agent.

August 31, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Ronnie Belliard to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received a player to be named later and Luis Garcia. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Victor Garate (September 2, 2009) to the Washington Nationals to complete the trade.

September 8, 2009 (Standings)

Released Jorge Sosa.

September 10, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Jesse English off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

September 18, 2009 (Standings)

Purchased Jamie Burke from the Seattle Mariners.

October 29, 2009

Jamie Burke granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2009

Selected Doug Slaten off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

November 5, 2009

Josh Bard granted Free Agency.

Livan Hernandez granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2009

Austin Kearns granted Free Agency.

Ron Villone granted Free Agency.

Dmitri Young granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Freddie Bynum granted Free Agency.

Kory Casto granted Free Agency.

Brad Eldred granted Free Agency.

Joel Guzman granted Free Agency.

Norris Hopper granted Free Agency.

Gustavo Molina granted Free Agency.

Luke Montz granted Free Agency.

Jorge Padilla granted Free Agency.

Horacio Ramirez granted Free Agency.

Daryle Ward granted Free Agency.

David Williams granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2009

Logan Kensing granted Free Agency.

November 17, 2009

Signed Jamie Burke as a free agent.

Signed Logan Kensing as a free agent.

November 30, 2009

Signed Jerry Owens as a free agent.

December 7, 2009

Signed Ivan Rodriguez as a free agent.

Released Saul Rivera.

Traded a player to be named later to the New York Yankees. Received Brian Bruney. The Washington Nationals sent Jamie Hoffmann (December 10, 2009) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

December 8, 2009

Signed Ryan Speier as a free agent.

December 10, 2009

Released Zack Segovia.

Drafted Jamie Hoffmann from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2009 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2009

Mike MacDougal granted Free Agency.

Scott Olsen granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2009

Signed Scott Olsen as a free agent.

December 14, 2009

Signed Joel Peralta as a free agent.

December 21, 2009

Signed Jason Marquis as a free agent.

December 22, 2009

Signed Josh Whitesell as a free agent.

December 28, 2009

Signed Eric Bruntlett as a free agent.

Signed Eddie Guardado as a free agent.

January 6, 2010

Signed Matt Capps as a free agent.

January 13, 2010

Signed Pedro Lopez as a free agent.

January 19, 2010

Signed Chris Duncan as a free agent.

Released J.D. Martin.

January 25, 2010

Signed Chuck James as a free agent.

Signed Tyler Walker as a free agent.

January 29, 2010

Signed Miguel Batista as a free agent.

February 3, 2010

Signed Kevin Mench as a free agent.

Marco Estrada selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

February 4, 2010

Signed J.D. Martin as a free agent.

February 6, 2010

Signed Andrew Brown as a free agent.

February 7, 2010

Signed Shawn Estes as a free agent.

February 12, 2010

Signed Adam Kennedy as a free agent.

February 15, 2010

Signed Willy Taveras as a free agent.

February 16, 2010

Signed Chien-Ming Wang as a free agent.

February 17, 2010

Signed Ron Villone as a free agent.

February 24, 2010

Signed Livan Hernandez as a free agent.

March 10, 2010

Released Shawn Estes.

Released Eddie Guardado.

March 15, 2010

Released Ron Villone.

March 17, 2010

Released Elijah Dukes.

Released Logan Kensing.

March 20, 2010

Signed Carlos Maldonado as a free agent.

March 24, 2010

Signed Mike MacDougal as a free agent.

March 29, 2010

Selected Chris Coste off waivers from the New York Mets.

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