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"It’s possible, maybe even probable, that this era of Nationals baseball ends tonight. Bryce Harper is gone, and both Rendon and Strasburg can be free agents tomorrow if they want to be. They would be the second- and third-best players on the market, in some order, and they’ve spent the last month showing that they can be the best players on a championship team.
"Harper, Strasburg, and Rendon were taken either at 1.1 or as 1.1-caliber talents in three straight drafts, and together they pushed the Nationals to three NL East titles. With Harper gone, Strasburg and Rendon have been a part of the most successful Washington team ever. Win or lose tonight, Game Six of the 2019 World Series was a valedictory moment for this team’s core."