Category Archives: CoachingStaff

3rd 18*-gamer: A Breakout Set, Even With an Asterisk

Click here for links to previous 18-gamers. When the umps stopped the Nats’ first scheduled game against the Yankees on May 15 because of rain, little did they know what havoc they had wreaked on my 18-gamer. With the score … Continue reading

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Tripp Keister, manager of the Potomac Nationals, is teaching “The Nationals Way”

When we started our interview with Potomac Nationals manager Tripp Keister, we first talked about the transitions he has seen from top prospect Victor Robles who Keister managed last year to inheriting the Nationals #2 and #3 prospects this year … Continue reading

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The Nationals offense is racking up the hits! Long and Dillon are new-age coaches!

When Kevin Long was hired as the Nationals new hitting coach, many of the Nats players were very much aware of who he was based on his reputation and what they had heard about Long through their teammate Daniel Murphy. … Continue reading

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The Super Bowl of Hot Stove events; Mike Rizzo & Davey Martinez talk!

The Nationals hosted their Hot Stove event on Saturday at Nats Park, and it was full of tidbits of coming attractions at the ballpark and some small nuggets that GM Mike Rizzo was willing to give up to the audience.

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Part III: #Nats publish full rosters of all Minor League coaches

As we promised, we would have a Part III of our series about the final changes in the Nationals’ Minor League system. As we discussed previously, there were pitching coach changes at every level while the Nats parted ways with … Continue reading

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Part II: #Nats make several changes with Minor League coaches

In Part I yesterday, we reported the Washington Nationals made coaching changes throughout their Minor League system including some mixing and matching at Low-A and High-A and Short-Season-A as well as a new manager at Syracuse-AAA, and we said there … Continue reading

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#Nats Pitchers & Catchers report on Valentine’s Day

We learned today that the date is finally set for the Washington Nationals pitchers and catchers to report to Spring Training camp is on Valentine’s Day. H/T to Laura Peebles on noticing that February 14th was marked as -the- day. … Continue reading

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Breaking: Part I #Nats make several changes with Minor League coaches

As we reported after the Minor League season ended, there would be several changes at various levels in the coaching staffs within the Nationals’ minor league affiliates. Our sources have told us that most of the changes will come within … Continue reading

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The math of WAR keeps analytics adding the sum of the parts!

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo refers to his analytics department as “The Pentagon”. They are a key to the Sabermetrics and the math of WAR (Wins Above Replacement) which keeps Rizzo’s analytics department on their toes as each player … Continue reading

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2018 Season Lucky Random Predictions

2018 Season Lucky Random Predictions by Bernie “Candide” Gilbert Spring training always brings predictions for the coming season. Rather than try to predict next season’s final standings and playoff results, I decided to try to see if there’s anything a … Continue reading

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