The Washington Nationals franchise was born in 2004 and they played their first season in Washington D.C. during the 2005 Major League Baseball season. Prior to existing in Washington, the organization existed as the Montreal Expos from 1969-2004. In 2008 they began playing in their new stadium Nationals Park which hosted the 2018 All-Star Game. Since relocating, the team has won four National League East Division titles but has failed to advance past the first round of the playoffs.
After years of low attendance and difficulty financing a new stadium, the Montreal Expos moved to Washington D.C. becoming the Nationals. The Expos only qualified for the playoffs once in their existence, losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1981 National League Championship Series. In 2009 and 2010 the team drafted Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper with the first overall picks of the MLB Draft, respectively. Strasburg and Harper have both become cornerstone players for the franchise, being named All-Stars multiple times each and Harper even won the NL MVP Award in 2015. The Nationals had their first season with an above .500 record in 2012, when they won a franchise high 98 games, even winning their first NL East Division Title since moving to Washington. From 2014-2017 the franchise won three more division titles and has been among the best regular season teams in the league. It is no surprise either with Silver Slugger Award winner Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon in their lineup as well as Max Scherzer in their rotation who has won multiple Cy Young Awards since joining the club in 2015. Dave Martinez is the manager of the team and he leads one of the most talented rosters in all of baseball. This franchise will be competitive for many years in the future.
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