Pudge has put up incredible numbers over the course of his career, but the three most important numbers remaining are hits, batting average and of course the money.
He has 2,711 hits and would need two extraordinary seasons with Washington to reach the magic number of 3000. Considering Pudge hasn't had more than 150 hits in a season since 2006, he may need another contract after this one to make it.
Pudge has a career batting average of .299. Over the last three seasons his batting average is .269 so he has some work to do to pull the average up over .300 and keep it there.
As far as the money goes, at this point in his career it makes sense to go where the most money is, but that is one part of all sports that I don't like.
While I'm sorry to see him go, especially to a team like the Nationals, I understand it's a business. I just hope he goes in the Hall of Fame as a Ranger.
Thanks for all the great seasons Pudge.