Good guy to have in the clubhouse.
Mentor to the young Latino players.
Whatever you want to call him, Gerardo Parra’s impact on the Nationals in 2019 was measured more in intangibles than actual on-field performance, although his on-field contributions were more than nothing.
He won’t be returning to the Nats next season, as he got an offer to go play in Japan for more money than he’d have reasonably expected to get from any MLB team, and good for him.
His mark on this team and what he meant to us fans will never be forgotten, but we can’t blame him for taking advantage of 2019 to make as much money as he can before he retires.
Good luck, Parra-san.