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2008 WASHINGTON NATIONALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Washington,DC
Team Record:  59-102   .366
Result:   5th in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Manny Acta
General Manager:   Jim Bowden
Stadium:  Nationals Park
Attendance:  2,320,400
Payroll:  $54,961,000
Playoffs:  -

Washington Nationals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Paul LoDuca (36)
Youngest Player:  Shairon Martis (21)
Longest Tenure:  Jay Bergmann, Chad Cordero, Ryan Zimmerman, Jon Rauch (4)
Top Hitter:  Cristian Guzman (45)
Top Pitcher:  Jon Rauch (44)
Top Draft Pick:  Aaron Crow (#9)

Roster Continuity:  66.03%
Top Prospect:   Chris Marrero
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Philadelphia9270.568--
NY Mets8973.5493.0
Florida8477.5227.5
Atlanta7290.44420.0
Washington59102.36632.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Luis AyalaNew York Mets200820081$ 1,700,000 Avoided arbitration
Collin BalesterWashington Nationals200820081$ 410,000 Contract purchased from minors
Ronnie BelliardWashington Nationals200820092$ 3,500,000$ 1.75mExtension signed during 2007 season
Jay BergmannWashington Nationals200820081$ 404,000 
Roger BernadinaWashington Nationals200820081$ 400,000 
Emilio BonifacioArizona Diamondbacks200820081$ 390,000 
Aaron BooneWashington Nationals200820081$ 1,000,000 
Kory CastoWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 
Matt ChicoWashington Nationals200820081$ 409,000 
Tyler ClippardWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 
Jesus ColomeWashington Nationals200820081$ 1,250,000 Avoided arbitration
Chad CorderoWashington Nationals200820081$ 6,200,000 Avoided arbitration
Elijah DukesWashington Nationals200820081$ 392,500 
Johnny EstradaWashington Nationals200820081$ 1,250,000 
Marco EstradaWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Jesus FloresWashington Nationals200820081$ 400,000 
Alberto GonzalezNew York Yankees200820081$ 390,000 
Cristian GuzmanWashington Nationals200520084$ 16,799,999$ 4.20m
Joel HanrahanWashington Nationals200820081$ 400,000 
Willie HarrisWashington Nationals200820081$ 800,000 
Anderson HernandezNew York Mets200820081$ 390,000 
Shawn HillWashington Nationals200820081$ 402,000 
Mike HinckleyWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Nick JohnsonWashington Nationals200720093$ 16,500,000$ 5.50m
Austin KearnsWashington Nationals200720093$ 17,500,000$ 5.83mClub option for 2010 ($10m), Avoided arbitration
Ray KingWashington Nationals200820081$ 850,000 Minor League Contract
Ryan LangerhansSeattle Mariners200820081$ 500,000 Avoided arbitration
John LannanWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 
Paul LoDucaWashington Nationals200820081$ 5,000,000 
Felipe LopezWashington Nationals200820081$ 4,900,000 Lost Arbitration. Wanted $5.2m
Rob MackowiakWashington Nationals200820081$ 1,500,000 
Charlie ManningWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Shairon MartisWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Lastings MilledgeWashington Nationals200820081$ 402,500 
Garrett MockWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 
Luke MontzWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Wil NievesWashington Nationals200820081$ 400,000 Minor league contract
Mike O'ConnorWashington Nationals200820081$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Pete OrrWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 Minor league contract
Wily Mo PenaWashington Nationals200820081$ 2,000,000 Avoided arbitration, player option for 2009, exercised but later released.
Odalis PerezWashington Nationals200820081$ 850,000 Minor League Contract
Jon RauchWashington Nationals200820092$ 3,200,000$ 1.60mClub option for 2010 ($2.9m)
Tim ReddingWashington Nationals200820081$ 1,000,000 Avoided arbitration
Saul RiveraWashington Nationals200820081$ 436,000 
Brian SanchesWashington Nationals200820081$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Chris SchroderWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 
Steven ShellWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 Minor league contract
Levale SpeignerWashington Nationals200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Dmitri YoungWashington Nationals200820092$ 10,000,000$ 5.00mOption for 2010 that can vest on plate appearances.
Ryan ZimmermanWashington Nationals200820081$ 465,000 



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