Here's a list of Bowden's impressive offseason:
- Acquired outfielder Lastings Milledge from the New York Mets in exchange for outfielder Ryan Church and catcher Brian Schneider.
- Acquired outfielder Elijah Dukes from the Tampa Bay Rays for pitcher Glenn Gibson.
- Acquired pitcher Tyler Clippard from the New York Yankees for pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo.
- Signed infielder Aaron Boone to a one-year deal and his older brother, Brett (2B) to a minor league deal.
- Signed catcher Paul LoDuca to a one-year deal.
- Signed outfielders Rob Mackowiak and Willie Harris to one-year contracts.
- Signed catcher Johnny Estrada to a one-year deal.
- Signed pitcher Odalis Perez to a one-year deal.
SP1: Shawn Hill
SP2: John Patterson
SP3: Jason Bergmann
SP4/5: Matt Chico/Odalis Perez/Tyler Clippard/John Lannan
CL: Chad Cordero
SUM: Jon Rauch
C: Paul LoDuca/Johnny Estrada/Jesus Flores
1B: Nick Johnson/Dmitri Young
2B: Ronnie Belliard
SS: Christian Guzman/Felipe Lopez
3B: Ryan Zimmerman
LF: Wily Mo Pena/Elijiah Dukes/Dmitri Young
CF: Lastings Milledge/Austin Kearns/Elijiah Dukes/Willie Harris
RF: Austin Kearns/Elijiah Dukes/Dmitri Young
Easiest- The Nats will finish in fourth place.
Boldest- Lastings Milledge will hit 20-30 HR's and drive in 75-85 RBIs.
Team MVP- Chad Cordero (25 saves/traded at deadline)
Best Season- Lastings Milledge (20-30HRs, 75-85 RBIs, 25-30 SBs)
Best Pitcher- Shawn Hill (8-10 wins, sub-4 ERA)
Breakout Player- Tyler Clippard (5-7 wins, sub 4.25 ERA)