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09/22/09 6:00 PM ET

Nationals' All-Time 9 races heating up

Carter, Schneider in tight battle; outfield spots up for grabs

WASHINGTON -- There's still time to vote for the Nationals' best players -- according to the greatest single season -- in the All-Time 9s campaign.

More than 4.1 million votes have been cast since the 9/9/09 debut of the "All-Time 9s," a platform for fans to debate the greatest single-season performances for all 30 Major League franchises. The voting marks the start of MLB.com's Lineup Card campaign, a gathering place for the posting and never-ending discussion of the greatest past and present lineups.

Here's a look at how the Nationals' closest races are shaping up:

Catcher: The race between Brian Schneider and Gary Carter will likely go down to the wire, as Schneider leads by fewer than 200 votes.

Outfield: Vladimir Guerrero, Jose Guillen and Andre Dawson are making a surge for the final spot in the outfield behind Alfonso Soriano and Adam Dunn, with 900 votes separating all five.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.