Category Archives: DaveMartinez

The #Nats Hot Stove event; Do you have any burning questions? No Rizzo this time.

On Sunday, the Washington Nationals will hold their annual “Hot Stove” event for their full-season plan holders at Nationals Park on Sunday. Membership in Nats Plus has its privileges. A morning email from the Nationals that was excerpted and posted … Continue reading

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Who’s on third? Highlights of a conversation with Davey Martinez

The SiriusXM town hall with Davey Martinez, moderated by Chuck Todd, was an event I was fortunate to attend. Davey was just back from a vacation in Bali; he looked very rested. Before the program started he said he wanted … Continue reading

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The Core Six is now the Core Four; Strasburg is a Nat for life and is it time to extend the other three?

Baseball free agency allows players to choose their future employers much like the private sector. While the grass may not be greener on the other side, sometimes it is, and also the avenue to higher income. Corporations that covet top … Continue reading

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Sometimes Plan B works out better in the long run!

Revisiting some thoughts from last year when the Nationals pivoted to their Plan B, it turned out to be the moves that pushed the Nats over the top. The Patrick Corbin acquisition not only provided the starting pitching depth the … 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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Caveat emptor is the writing on some of these free agent deals!

With rumors swirling like the wind, someone(s) is leaking information on every move that Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon are making. The common denominator on these two star players is the agent they share, Scott Boras, who always seems willing … Continue reading

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As of today, Mike Rizzo is in another final contractual season with the Nats! #Poll

The world champions are building their 2020 team after eleven players from the World Series roster have become free agents. General Manager Mike Rizzo is more concerned about replacing Gerardo Parra on the roster than he is about his own … Continue reading

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Three bullpen losses in less than a week, who’s to blame? #Nats

We have said it over and over that a coach’s job is to put their athlete in their best situation to succeed for their team. By this point in the season, we should know who each player is on the … Continue reading

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Same old stuff, different day with Dave Martinez

Tell us if you heard this story before — a man walks into a room and tells everyone he’s changed. That is manager Dave Martinez. During the off-season and Spring Training, he has told anyone who has interviewed him that … Continue reading

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Early promises by Rizzo/Martinez on this 2019 team will be tested!

At the Nationals “Hot Stove” event prior to Spring Training, general manager Mike Rizzo and his manager Dave Martinez spoke to an invited list of season ticket holders. The pair laid out their state of the union team for the … Continue reading

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