Category Archives: CoachingStaff

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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The Nationals name Jim Hickey as their new pitching coach

With Paul Menhart‘s spot as the pitching coach available, it did not take Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez an extended period to fill that spot. Reportedly, Martinez will go with a pitching coach he was very familiar with from their … Continue reading

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The “Law of averages” does not guarantee anything!

If you want a manager to get you into the playoffs, Dusty Baker is your man. He has done it with all five franchises he has managed, unfortunately the previous four franchises all parted ways with Baker when the main … Continue reading

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If the #Nats could play ball, who would be on the team?

The news has moved so fast that it’s strange to think that, barely more than a week ago, the Washington Nationals were still playing Grapefruit League games. It’s strange, too, to think that if not for the coronavirus pandemic that … Continue reading

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Davey Martinez is back to work; Final prep for West Palm Beach!

We are one week and two days away from the official opening of the 2020 Spring Training camp. The offseason ends and the preseason begins. There should not be many unknowns on who makes the roster, but it will be … Continue reading

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The #Nats have shuffled the deck with their coaches!

The Washington Nationals announced several changes on their coaching staff that includes one new hire and three new roles for existing coaches. Manager Dave Martinez‘s first base coach, Tim Bogar, will be his new bench coach, and he had actually … Continue reading

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