It's getting repetitive to type, but only because it actually keeps happening. The number of Phillies - specifically, members of the 2008 World Series champion Phillies - picked up by the Nationals grows uncannier by the signing.

  • Jayson Werth

  • Brad Lidge

  • Matt Stairs

  • Eric Bruntlett

  • Chad Durbin

  • J.C. Romero

  • Chris Coste

Four of five have since retired after unremarkable/solely minor league tenures with Washington. And now,

The #Nats have agreed to terms with 1B/OF Greg Dobbs on a Minor League deal.

Can you even make the argument that you are signing Greg Dobbs (who is hitting .077/.077/.077 in 15 games with the Marlins this season) at this point for any reason other than weird spite? Or some kind of "pod people" scenario?