Nationals continue obsession with 2008 Phillies

It's getting repetitive to type, but only because it actually keeps happening. The number of Phillies - specifically, members of the 2008 World Series champion Phillies - picked up by the Nationals grows uncannier by the signing.

  • Jayson Werth
  • Brad Lidge
  • Matt Stairs
  • Eric Bruntlett
  • Chad Durbin
  • J.C. Romero
  • Chris Coste

Four of five have since retired after unremarkable/solely minor league tenures with Washington. And now,

Can you even make the argument that you are signing Greg Dobbs (who is hitting .077/.077/.077 in 15 games with the Marlins this season) at this point for any reason other than weird spite? Or some kind of "pod people" scenario?