Category Archives: CoachingStaff

Nats news & notes | Coaching staff finalized; FP DFA’d from MASN; 160 baseball players are unemployed

The day after the World Series always goes from those highs and lows of the final game of the season to the reality that free agency becomes official. A total of 160 free agents officially hit the market and are … Continue reading

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Darnell Coles hired as the Nats’ new hitting coach

Embed from Getty Images All was quiet on the Washington Nationals coaching moves to fill their vacancies for base coaches. However, news did leak that the team will be hiring Darnell Coles as their new hitting coach and [UPDATED] as … Continue reading

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This time, Kevin Long does leave, and Dave Martinez will search for a new hitting coach!

When the Washington Nationals struggled offensively to begin the 2021 season as several Nats players slumped out of the gates, it did not take long for people to call for Kevin Long to be fired as the team’s hitting coach. … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the bullpen could prove more difficult than the starting rotation!

One thing we can all agree on from general manager Mike Rizzo’s presser over the weekend is that this Washington Nationals’ success in the future should be built around the starting rotation which was the formula in the past. But … Continue reading

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Our top-10 priorities for the Washington Nationals 2022 season!

Last September, the Washington Nationals were eliminated from the postseason early, and we set our 2021 top-10 priorities which were actually quite telling if they were all done. Trea Turner was never extended, and the pitching rotation was never really upgraded … Continue reading

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Finding new ways to lose since April 7, 2021

The Washington Nationals have found 86 excruciating ways to lose so far this season, and with 16 remaining games, there will be several more to endure. A season that started with a black cloud over the team’s head with Opening … Continue reading

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Today marks roster expansion day with two players added on Moving Day

September call-ups used to be limited to fifteen as teams would get their big league rosters close to 40 players. Rule changes now limit rosters in September at 28 in total. At first they wanted those 28 to be split … Continue reading

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Random thoughts at the 3/4 pole in the season!

We have made it past the three-quarter mark on the season, and we are down to the home stretch. The Washington Nationals are so far behind that for all intents and purposes the Nats will crawl to the finish line. For the … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo, Dave Martinez and Jim Hickey give the State of the Nats!

The Washington Nationals aired their annual offseason “State of the Nats” report this year in a virtual presentation featuring Mike Rizzo, General Manager and President of Baseball Operations, Manager Dave Martinez, and Pitching Coach Jim Hickey. The opening had an … Continue reading

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How does Davey Martinez change his career slow-start record?

In Dave Martinez‘s first season managing the Washington Nationals, he inherited an under-achieving 2017 team. His 2018 debut squad got off to a slow start with an 11-16 record which put the Nats quickly in a hole and 4th place … Continue reading

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