As teams and players let the market unfold in front of them, there really aren’t too many noteworthy free agent signings in November. Let’s look at the best in Washington Nationals history.
The current free agent market is moving very slowly right now, as to be expected. During the early portion of the offseason teams are touching base with several different free agents and keeping options open. The real free agent action doesn’t really get going until December and January. While the Nationals have made one move thus far (re-signing Josh Harrison), expect them to be quiet until the calendar turns to the final month of the year.
Traditionally this time of year the only free agents who are signed are done so to minor league deals. Depth guys who are re-inking with their same team or locking down a position with a new employer just for a change of scenery. The Nationals have grabbed a few of their own guys already this year in Aaron Barrett and Brandon Snyder.
November doesn’t mean no transactions at all, as there are a few trades this time of year. The deal which brought Yan Gomes to town a few years ago was a November trade.
Since we are inching through the month of November this year we decided to look at the small number of November free agent contracts signed in the history of the Nationals, and rank the top 3.