Posted by Decker on June 28th, 2010
Revisiting trades can be brutal for some teams. Right now, the Nationals seem to have a very bright future ahead of them. However, they could be better now. In this case, when they were the Montreal Expos, the Nationals made a terrible trade. They acquired Bartolo Colon in 2002. Washington (or Montreal at the time) traded Cliff Lee, Grady Sizemore, and Brandon Phillips to get Colon’s services. That off-season, Montreal traded him anyway. So they parted with three all-star caliber players to get Colon for half a season. Just imagine if that trade had not been done.