The Nationals have always been active on the trade market and the month of November has seen some future fan favorites enter the nation’s capital.
Over the years, the Washington Nationals have drafted plenty of superstars. Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg, and Anthony Rendon have all made some noise over the years. Team President Mike Rizzo has been the main architect behind the team’s years of dominance. From 2010-2019, Rizzo’s Nationals won the fourth-most games (879) in the league, making the playoffs in five of those seasons.
While the team has been led by the young talent Rizzo was able to draft, Washington had a knack for successful trades and free-agent signings. Max Scherzer, Patrick Corbin, and Daniel Murphy were all successful signings. But what about trades? Over the years, players such as Alfonso Soriano, Trea Turner, Wilson Ramos, and Sean Doolittle have all been traded to D.C., making a splash with the team. Most of Rizzo’s major trades have come during the season, usually around the trade deadline. However, he has acquired plenty of talent during the off-season. While the team has partaken in plenty of big trades, how has the month of November panned out for the team?