Category Archives: DaveMartinez

Spring Training comes to an end; Final notes before Opening Day

Compiling evaluations on Spring Training is difficult to do when you consider that results mean very little while observing the process is more important. Much of what was seen was positive this spring. The starters are ready and reportedly healthy … Continue reading

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Opening Week for Baseball has Final Rosters and real baseball and renewed optimism!

“Hope springs eternal” is the phrase I have spewed every year since baseball came back to Washington. It is from an Alexander Pope poem “An Essay on Man”. Strangely I hear baseball people talking about that portion of the poem … Continue reading

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“Winning Starts Now” Washington Nationals spring training camp opens!

While most of the national baseball media on the east coast of Florida was  on the Houston Astros side of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches complex that the 2017 World Series champions share with the Washington Nationals, there was … Continue reading

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The wait is almost over; Nationals’ Spring Training camp opens in 7 days

Spring Training 2018 officially opens one week from today as pitchers and catchers arrive at the Washington Nationals spring training facility at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida. If you look at that photo (above) … 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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Nats News & Notes| Four upcoming “Hot Stove” events for Nats, P-Nats, GMU & UVA

Having season tickets for the Nationals comes with privileges. You get an invitation to attend the 2018 Hot Stove Session next weekend with Mike Rizzo, Dave Martinez and Valerie Camillo. The Natioanls have asked that those fans who want to ask … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo’s actions speak louder than his words!

The photo above was taken of Mike Rizzo at the Nats WinterFest. Rizzo had just said, “We like the team we have.” Many Nats fans in attendance let out a spontaneous giggle as we knew when Mike Rizzo says those … Continue reading

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Who should bat lead-off for the #Nats?

Newly minted Nationals’ manager Dave Martinez made it clear that he is already considering his line-up construction. Martinez wants to take advantage of Adam Eaton’s prowess for getting on-base followed by the speedy and pesky Trea Turner who can be a dynamic … 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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