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Starting pitcher Livan Hernandez (top left) could be on the move again; the Nationals traded him in 2006. Right fielder Jayson Werth (top right) hasn't lived up to his huge free agent contract, but second baseman Danny Espinosa (middle right) and first baseman Michael Morse (above) have been pleasant surprises. The face of the franchise, injured Stephen Strasburg, isn't expected back in D.C. until 2012.

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Starting pitcher Livan Hernandez (top left) could be on the move again; the Nationals traded him in 2006. Right fielder Jayson Werth (top right) hasn't lived up to his huge free agent contract, but second baseman Danny Espinosa (middle right) and first baseman Michael Morse (above) have been pleasant surprises. The face of the franchise, injured Stephen Strasburg, isn't expected back in D.C. until 2012.

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