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Were it not for the several feet of snow that has blanketed Washington D.C., you would be able to see NationalsÆ fans jumping up and down with glee at the news that their team has just agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Jason Marquis. á Maybe they can make snow angels instead. á Since their first season in Washington five years ago, the Nationals have signed just three free agent starters of consequence, and all three were pitchers that no one else wanted. á In 2004 Esteban Loaiza went 10-7, 5.70 with the White Sox and Yankees and signed a minor league contract in February, just days before the Nationals went to spring training. A year later, Ramon Ortiz had a record of 9-11, 5.36 with the Reds, and Odalis Perez came off an 8-11, 5.57 season with the Royals in 2007 before signing ...

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