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Who made the Nats' all-time leaderboard?

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Who made the Nats' all-time leaderboard?

This has become one of my favorite annual blog posts: the revised Nationals all-time statistical leaderboard. It's both a fun trip down memory lane and (these days) a reminder of how far the organization has come from its humble past.

Some of the categories are stats of longevity (games played, home runs, wins, saves). Some of them are stats of performance over a minimum number of plate appearances or innings pitched (batting average, OPS, ERA, WHIP). And new this year is the all-encompassing WAR stat, which attempts to show exactly how many wins (above the mythical replacement player) one person has been responsible for over their Nationals careers (you'll notice I also included the two players in Nationals history with the lowest WAR figures.)

With each passing season, new players join the top-10 leaderboards while others get lopped off the bottom. As always, I offer the advance warning that reading these names may cause such extreme emotional reactions as laughter, sobbing and possibly spontaneous combustion.

So with that, here are the Nationals' updated all-time stat leaderboards...



BATTING
 GAMES PLAYED
  1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12       990
  2. Cristian Guzman    2005-10       550
  3. Ian Desmond        2009-12       459
  4. Nick Johnson       2005-09       414
  5. Willie Harris      2008-10       409
  6. Austin Kearns      2006-09       390
  7. Roger Bernadina    2008-12       383
  8. Michael Morse      2009-12       378
  9. Brian Schneider    2005-07       369
 10. Danny Espinosa     2010-12       346

 HOME RUNS            
  1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12       153
  2. Adam Dunn          2009-10        76
  3. Michael Morse      2009-12        67
  4. Nick Johnson       2005-09        49
  5. Ian Desmond        2009-12        47
  6. Alfonso Soriano    2006           46
  7. Danny Espinosa     2010-12        44
  8. Josh Willingham    2009-10        40
  9. Adam LaRoche       2011-12        36
 10. Austin Kearns      2006-09        34
     Ryan Church        2005-07        34

 RBI                  
  1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12       593
  2. Nick Johnson       2005-09       215
  3. Michael Morse      2009-12       208
     Adam Dunn          2009-10       208
  5. Ian Desmond        2009-12       199
  6. Cristian Guzman    2005-10       177
  7. Austin Kearns      2006-09       159
  8. Brian Schneider    2005-07       153
  9. Ryan Church        2005-07       147
 10. Danny Espinosa     2010-12       137

 HITS                 
  1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12     1,110
  2. Cristian Guzman    2005-09       581
  3. Ian Desmond        2009-12       462
  4. Nick Johnson       2005-09       404
  5. Michael Morse      2009-12       366
  6. Austin Kearns      2006-09       311
  7. Danny Espinosa     2010-12       304
  8. Felipe Lopez       2006-08       301
  9. Brian Schneider    2005-07       300
 10. Adam Dunn          2009-10       291

 STOLEN BASES
  1. Ian Desmond        2009-12        64
  2. Nyjer Morgan       2009-10        58
  3. Roger Bernadina    2008-12        53
  4. Felipe Lopez       2006-08        49
  5. Alfonso Soriano    2006           41
  6. Danny Espinosa     2010-12        37
  7. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12        30
  8. Willie Harris      2008-10        29
  9. Jayson Werth       2011-12        27
 10. Lastings Milledge  2008-09        25
     Nook Logan         2006-07        25

 BATTING AVERAGE (min. 500 PA)
  1. Dmitri Young       2007-08      .310
  2. Michael Morse      2009-12      .294
  3. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12      .287
  4. Nick Johnson       2005-09      .286
  5. Jose Vidro         2005-06      .284
  6. Cristian Guzman    2005-10      .282
  7. Ronnie Belliard    2007-09      .281
  8. Nyjer Morgan       2009-10      .280
  9. Ryan Church        2005-07      .277
     Alfonso Soriano    2006         .277
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 33. Willie Harris      2008-10      .229

 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE (min. 500 PA)
  1. Nick Johnson       2005-09      .416
  2. Dmitri Young       2007-08      .382
  3. Adam Dunn          2009-10      .378
  4. Josh Willingham    2009-10      .377
  5. Elijah Dukes       2008-09      .359
  6. Ryan Church        2005-07      .354
  7. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12      .353
  8. Alfonso Soriano    2006         .351
     Brad Wilkerson     2005         .351
 10. Jayson Werth       2011-12      .349
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 33. Jesus Flores       2007-12      .289

 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE (min. 500 PA)
  1. Alfonso Soriano    2006         .560
  2. Adam Dunn          2009-10      .533
  3. Michael Morse      2009-12      .514
  4. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12      .479
     Josh Willingham    2009-10      .479
  6. Ryan Church        2005-07      .478
  7. Bryce Harper       2012         .477
  8. Nick Johnson       2005-09      .471
  8. Dmitri Young       2007-08      .469
 10. Adam LaRoche       2011-12      .457
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 33. Wil Nieves         2008-10      .315

 OPS (min. 500 PA)
  1. Alfonso Soriano    2006         .911
  2. Adam Dunn          2009-10      .910
  3. Nick Johnson       2005-09      .886
  4. Michael Morse      2009-12      .857
  5. Josh Willingham    2009-10      .856
  6. Dmitri Young       2007-08      .851
  7. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12      .832
  8. Ryan Church        2005-07      .831
  9. Bryce Harper       2012         .817
 10. Adam LaRoche       2011-12      .788
     Elijah Dukes       2008-09      .788
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 33. Wil Nieves         2008-10      .608

PITCHING
 WINS
  1. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11   44
  2. John Lannan        2007-12        42
  3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12        24
  4. Tyler Clippard     2008-12        21
     Stephen Strasburg  2010-12        21
     Gio Gonzalez       2012           21
  7. Jon Rauch          2005-08        18
  8. Tony Armas         2005-06        16
     Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12  16
 10. Craig Stammen      2009-12        15

 LOSSES
  1. John Lannan        2007-12        52
  2. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11   47
  3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12        26
  4. Jason Bergmann     2005-10        24
  5. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12  22
  6. Tony Armas         2005-06        19
  7. Luis Ayala         2005-08        17
     Tim Redding        2007-08        17
     Tyler Clippard     2008-12        17
 10. Collin Balester    2008-11        16
     Ramon Ortiz        2006           16

 INNINGS PITCHED
  1. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11  828.2
  2. John Lannan        2005-12       783.2
  3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12       479.1
  4. Jason Bergmann     2005-10       389.2
  5. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12 336.2
  6. Craig Stammen      2009-12       332.1
  7. Tyler Clippard     2008-12       322.2
  8. Saul Rivera        2006-09       275.2
  9. John Patterson     2005-07       270.1
 10. Tim Redding        2007-08       266.0

 APPEARANCES
  1. Tyler Clippard     2008-12       267
  2. Saul Rivera        2006-09       245
     Sean Burnett       2009-12       245
  4. Jon Rauch          2005-08       236
  5. Chad Cordero       2005-08       224
  6. Luis Ayala         2005-08       174
  7. Drew Storen        2010-12       164
  8. Jason Bergmann     2005-10       155
  9. Jesus Colome       2007-09       138
 10. John Lannan        2007-12       134

 GAMES STARTED
  1. John Lannan        2007-12       134
  2. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11  129
  3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12        81
  4. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12  56
  5. Jason Bergmann     2005-10        50
  6. Tony Armas         2005-06        49
  7. Tim Redding        2007-08        48
  8. John Patterson     2005-07        46
  9. Stephen Strasburg  2010-12        45
 10. Matt Chico         2007-10        40

 STRIKEOUTS
  1. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11  476
  2. John Lannan        2007-12       410
  3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12       396
  4. Tyler Clippard     2008-12       375
  5. Stephen Strasburg  2010-12       313
  6. Jason Bergmann     2005-10       299
  7. John Patterson     2005-07       242
  8. Craig Stammen      2009-12       232
  9. Jon Rauch          2005-08       224
 10. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12 207
     Gio Gonzalez       2012          207

 WALKS
  1. John Lannan        2007-12       296
  2. Livan Hernandez    05-06,09-11   262
  3. Jason Bergmann     2005-10       153
  4. Tyler Clippard     2008-12       135
  5. Saul Rivera        2006-09       123
  6. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12 119
  7. Tony Armas         2005-06       118
  8. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12       113
  9. Craig Stammen      2009-12       105
 10. Tim Redding        2007-08       103

 SAVES
  1. Chad Cordero       2005-08       113
  2. Drew Storen        2010-12        52
  3. Tyler Clippard     2008-12        33
  4. Matt Capps         2010           26
  5. Jon Rauch          2005-08        23
  6. Mike MacDougal     2009           20
  7. Joel Hanrahan      2007-09        14
  8. Henry Rodriguez    2011-12        11
  9. Sean Burnett       2009-12         9
 10. Saul Rivera        2006-09         4

 ERA (min. 75 IP)
  1. Hector Carrasco    2005         2.04
  2. Chad Cordero       2005-08      2.78
  3. Sean Burnett       2009-12      2.81
  4. Ryan Mattheus      2011-12      2.84
  5. Tyler Clippard     2008-12      2.85
  6. Gio Gonzalez       2012         2.89
  7. Stephen Strasburg  2010-12      2.94
  8. Drew Storen        2010-12      2.96
  9. Gary Majewski      2005-06      3.18
 10. Jon Rauch          2005-08      3.40
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 46. Pedro Astacio      2006         5.98

 WHIP (min. 75 IP)
  1. Stephen Strasburg  2010-12     1.090
  2. Hector Carrasco    2005        1.098
  3. Drew Storen        2010-12     1.099
  4. Tyler Clippard     2008-12     1.110
  5. Gio Gonzalez       2012        1.129
  6. Jon Rauch          2005-08     1.144
  7. Chad Cordero       2005-08     1.172
  8. Ryan Mattheus      2011-12     1.190
  9. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12     1.208
 10. Sean Burnett       2009-11     1.210
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 46. Garrett Mock       2008-10     1.673

 WAR
  1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12      34.6
  2. Nick Johnson       2005-09      12.3
  3. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11  8.8
  4. Ian Desmond        2009-12       8.5
     Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12       8.5
  6. Stephen Strasburg  2010-12       8.0
  7. Danny Espinosa     2010-12       7.8
  8. Ryan Church        2005-07       7.2
  9. Austin Kearns      2006-09       6.8
 10. John Lannan        2007-12       5.7
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223. Mike Bacsik        2007         -1.1
224. Kory Casto         2007-08      -1.2

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In wake of the Eaton-Frazier dilemma, what are the biggest former teammate beefs in sports?

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In wake of the Eaton-Frazier dilemma, what are the biggest former teammate beefs in sports?

Some sports beef just never go away.

On Monday, former Chicago White Sox teammates Adam Eaton and Todd Frazier had to be separated during the third inning of the New York Mets 5-3 victory over the Nationals. The two have never liked each other, and their beef with one another extends as far back as 2016. 

D.C. Sports Live's Julia Donaldson and Travis Thomas discuss what other teammate beefs in recent memory compare with the saga between Eaton and Frazier.

Donaldson initially brought up the beef between former Pittsburgh Steelers teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown. The two were very critical of each other vocally to the media throughout their final season together in Pittsburgh. Their relationship reached a point of no repair, as the Steelers shipped their All-Pro receiver to the Oakland Raiders in March.

For Thomas, the first teammate beef that came to mind was the incident between former Nationals teammates Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon. It's hard to forget the image of Papelbon choking out Harper for not hustling and running out the bases.

Sticking with baseball, another teammate beef from recent memory is the everlasting dislike between Jeff Kent and Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants. The two were teammates from 1997-2002, and their dislike for another was very much in the public eye. Their hatred for another reached a peak in June 2002, when the two of them had to be separated from another, and Kent publicly said he wanted to leave the team. He was then dealt to Houston in the offseason. 

Other former teammate sports beefs that come to mind are Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal when they were teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers. The two stars both wanted to be the clear main No. 1 option, which led the Lakers to trade Shaq to the Miami Heat. The trade ended up working out for both parties, as O'Neal won a championship in Miami, while Bryant led the Lakers to two more championships in 2009 and 2010.

What other teammate sports beefs come to mind?

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Mike Rizzo: Nationals are 'aggressively' trying to re-sign Anthony Rendon

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Mike Rizzo: Nationals are 'aggressively' trying to re-sign Anthony Rendon

The Washington Nationals have every intention of trying to reach a long-term deal with Anthony Rendon, GM Mike Rizzo said, looking to quell concern after a report Tuesday that he may be on his way out after the 2019 season.

"Anthony Rendon is a guy that we drafted, developed, signed and watch turn into a star in front of our eyes," Rizzo said on The Sports Junkies Wednesday. "He’s a guy that we’d like to have long-term. We’re certainly going to be aggressive and try to make that happen and hopefully, it will."

Nationals fans are growing anxious after the front office couldn't get a deal done with Bryce Harper, hoping a repeat wouldn't happen with Rendon who has had a breakout career with the Nats.

"We have shown that we’re not afraid to sign our own players, we’re not afraid to sign free agent players, and we’re not afraid to spend money on stars of the game and I don’t think Anthony Rendon would be any different," Rizzo said.

Grant Paulsen said on Tuesday on 106.7 The Fan's "Grant and Danny Show," that he believes the Nationals have missed their opportunity to re-sign Rendon.

"Here's something I heard from someone who recently talked to Scott Boras," Paulsen said. "Apparently, he told that person that the Nationals already missed the boat on getting a deal done with Anthony Rendon." 

Rizzo and the Nationals have already offered Rendon a contract extension in late March, to which he turned down. Since then, nothing has come to fruition. 

"It also takes two to get a deal done," Rizzo said. "We're aggressively trying to sign Anthony Rendon. We’d love to have him here as a National long-term.”

The Nationals look to bounce back after two straight losses to the New York Mets tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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