Category Archives: CoachingStaff

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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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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