Category Archives: CoachingStaff

Mike Rizzo and analytics are moving forward; The Pentagon and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

After the Houston Astros won the World Series, the Jeff Luhnow hand-picked analytics team was brought into full focus that analytics can make a difference. Winning in new ways like the Royals did three years before opens eyes to new … Continue reading

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Nats coaching staff almost complete for Dave Martinez

Today the Washington Nationals announced new coaching hires for their new manager Dave Martinez and filled out the rest of the key spots on the coaching staff. They made a concerted effort to hire experienced coaches with MLB resumés, and this group … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals: WORLD SERIES & TRUST

“World Series or bust,” Davey Johnson said before the 2013 season. “That’s probably the slogan this year. But I’m comfortable with that.” Nats fans remember these comments all too well — and the listless mediocrity that followed in 2013. And … Continue reading

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Nats go Long with new coaching staff for Davey Martinez

Long before Kevin Long was reinventing swing paths and visual optics with Daniel Murphy, the batting guru was the hitting coach with the New York Yankees from 2007 to 2014 and was tweaking Derek Jeter’s swing and reconstructing Yankees struggling … Continue reading

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Three post-season managers are gone; Three different headlines from USA Today

October has been national beat the shit out of Nats fans month. I now expect Girardi will go to the Phillies for $5 mil less than Nats offer — David Huzzard (@DavidHuzzard) October 26, 2017 Three 2017 post-season managers are … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Local and national media weigh in on the manager(s)

The talking heads have all weighed in on the Dusty Baker situation. The public opinion seems to be very different in Washington, D.C. then in other markets where Dusty Baker managed. Dusty Baker became a star in Washington, D.C. as … Continue reading

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Two East Division Crowns in a row; A World Series win and they fired him!

You thought this story was about Dusty Baker? It is — but the headline is about John Farrell who spent under 5 years in charge of the Boston Red Sox. He won the 2013 World Series in his first year with … Continue reading

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Updated: The Dusty Baker era is officially over

Our sourced report said that Dusty Baker wanted to stay and the two sides were talking, and it came quickly to an end early this afternoon that Dusty Baker would not return to the Nationals making any conversation/negotiation made — a … Continue reading

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Dusty Baker has unfinished business!

The number is 1863. No, that is not Dusty Baker’s birth year. It is his managerial win total, and he is another full season and a month or two from eclipsing the 2,000 win total and 40 wins from surpassing … Continue reading

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Learning from others — a lesson in baseball progression

Last night’s Wild Card game was wild. The Yankees starting pitching ace, Luis Severino, was hooked quickly after 6 batters in the first inning with one recorded out, and wisely deduced by the Yankees manager Joe Girardi because he kept … Continue reading

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