Category Archives: DaveMartinez

Today was supposed to be an exhibition game at Nationals Park!

The MLB baseball schedule halted at 4 pm EDT on March 12th in what could only be described as an unnatural disaster with the Coronavirus becoming a global pandemic. There has been no baseball since, and the future of the … 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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Analyzing the groups in West Palm Beach and the 1-0 W-factor!

Squad goals are a key to every team, and the Washington Nationals roster as we look at them have strengths and weaknesses as we showed by position — but upside exists. Don’t let the projection sites fool you into thinking this … 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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Davey Martinez never said Carter Kieboom will be on the Opening Day roster

Just because last year’s top prospect Victor Robles made the Opening Day roster last year does not make it a “sure thing” that this year’s top prospect Carter Kieboom will be traveling to Citifield on March 26th for Opening Day. … Continue reading

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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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