Christmas comes early in NatsTown: Nationals non-tender Doug Slaten.
Sadly, Slaten was at his most productive in 2011 during the 77 game stint he spent on the DL with left elbow ulnar neuritis.
Meanwhile the Nats tender contracts to: Tyler Clippard, Jesus Flores, Tom Gorzelanny, John Lannan, Michael Morse, and Jordan Zimmermann.
Up above, relive the magic from June 2010 when Doug Slaten was called up from AAA Syracuse, and Debbi Taylor interviewed him. We suggest you turn down the sound on this one.
Godspeed, Doug Slaten: We'll never forget your ability to allow inherited runners to score.