Category Archives: CoachingStaff

As we’ve been saying, the offense is the problem

The Washington Nationals have a problem. A big problem. And the first key step in admitting you have a problem is: acceptance. How’s about we start with a fact that the Nationals are fourth from last in baseball in runs … Continue reading

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The mixed bag of pitching results has a silver lining

Some might point to the addition of Sean Doolittle to the Washington Nationals coaching staff as a reason for optimism. Others believe that the only way to go was up. But so far, it has been a mixed bag of … Continue reading

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Coaches are a key to player development and the Washington Nationals just upgraded

As the farm rankings of the Washington Nationals system were getting published, the news was not good as evaluators dropped the Nats farm system from as high as No. 7 last year to an average of No. 15 this year. … Continue reading

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Sean Doolittle’s New Role: Evolving The Pitching Coach Role????

When Steve and I do Point-CounterPoint articles, we typically have plenty of time for our back and forth. This one is different because of this breaking news on Sean Doolittle joining the coaching staff as a pitching strategist. So both … Continue reading

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The Washington Nationals 2024 coaching staff is set!

The Washington Nationals announced their 2024 Major League coaching staff today, and the biggest surprise was the coaches who were retained. Both pitching coach Jim Hickey, and hitting coach Darnell Coles had their contracts extended after the Nats posted a … Continue reading

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Front office and coaching changes for the Nats!

Since the Washington Nationals have not officially said a word about their coaching changes and front office hires, we have to rely on sourced reports for now. Last week, news broke that bench coach Tim Bogar, third base coach/infield coach … Continue reading

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Nats coaching and front office staff changes!

While the Washington Nationals re-upped, with shiny new contracts, for manager Dave Martinez at the end of August and his boss, Mike Rizzo, in mid-September, most of Martinez’s coaches did not have their contracts extended per Britt Ghiroli of The … Continue reading

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Are the playoffs possible for the 2024 Nats?!?

Do you want to see how the Washington Nationals can be a playoff team next year? Look no further than the Miami Marlins as the way back to the postseason. A fun fact: The Marlins have the third best record … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo and Davey Martinez are in contract limbo!

It is no secret that the Washington Nationals and their President of Baseball Operations and GM, Mike Rizzo, and manager Dave Martinez are in their final year of their current contracts. Both got sizeable raises after they jointly won the … Continue reading

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Who Are You Rooting For to Win the World Series As a fan of the Nationals, who are you rooting for to win the WS? The two teams are among (at least among Nats fans) are, or should be, the most hated. And yes, the pejorative spellings of the … Continue reading

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