That is uncommon for a GM recognized for hard-charging, annual quests for a World Collection title. In 2017, the Nationals dealt high prospect Jesús Luzardo, amongst others, for relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson. In 2018, they acquired reliever Kelvin Herrera in mid-June, struggled by means of July, held onto Bryce Harper regardless of a powerful provide from the Houston Astros and parted with Daniel Murphy, Gio Gonzalez, Madson and Matt Adams in August. In 2019, they brought in relievers Daniel Hudson, Hunter Strickland and Roenis Elías for a gaggle of marginal prospects. In 2020, in an odd pandemic season, they underachieved and stood pat on the deadline.