Category Archives: CoachingStaff

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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The final #Nats NLDS roster has not been finalized

As George Steinbrenner once said as the iconic owner of the Yankees, “Anybody seen Reggie Jackson? I need a Mr. October, and all I’ve got is a Mr. May — Dave Winfield“. Sure, it wasn’t congenial of Steinbrenner to say, and he … Continue reading

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Do you remember when the #Nats bullpen was the weakness and was made a strength?

Pitching coach Mike Maddux should be smiling. There was that time the Nationals bullpen was teetering near a 6.00 ERA this season and the doom and gloom ensued and now the Nats bullpen is statistically the best bullpen in the … Continue reading

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Who Makes the Nationals Postseason Roster?

With the Washington Nationals clinched, the National League East is set for 2017. It’s time for Nationals fans to start shifting their attention once again towards October. For the fourth time in the last six years, the Nats will play meaningful … Continue reading

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5th 18-gamer: Bryce was Up, Zim was Down, Murph was Murph, TTB was On Fire

For previous 18 gamers, click here. Regular readers know that Game 90 took place when I was out of the country. Putting together a blog post as scheduled was not in the cards, but I did manage to keep tab … Continue reading

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One opinion: Dusty Baker’s glasses and sour grapes

We see you Dusty Baker, put your glasses on, sit down and tell us the story about how glad you are to be back in baseball, and how wonderful it is to be in the nation’s capital skippering a team … Continue reading

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3rd 18-gamer: A Tale of Two Aces

For links to previous 18-gamers, click here. You will recall that in the second 18-game set this season the Nats managed a 10-8 record despite some pitching woes, because their hitters continued to be on fire. The third set of 18 … Continue reading

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Any room on the roster for an NRI? The picture for the Nats’ last spots is becoming clear

The week was certainly an eventful one for the Washington Nationals. The United States won the World Baseball Classic, with Nats pitcher Tanner Roark and second baseman Daniel Murphy contributing to the effort. Outfielder Michael A. Taylor missed a few … Continue reading

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Nats Bats on the Upswing?

On Tuesday Fangraphs published an article about how Danny Espinosa is changing his hitting style to try to swing with an upwards curve. This reminded me of something that I had heard last year that the Nats are being coached to swing … Continue reading

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Why not Dusty Baker in 2017? #Nats

You most likely have heard that Dusty Baker is in the final year of the two-year contract he signed early in the off-season after Matt Williams was let go after the 2015 season.  The 67-year-old Baker is a cinch for … Continue reading

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