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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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Highlights and Quotes from the #Nats “Hot Stove” Event

The Washington Nationals “Hot Stove” event is held annually for full-season ticket holders which makes this an exclusive event. Typically the stage includes general manager Mike Rizzo, the team’s current manager (Dave Martinez), and the President of “Business Operation” (Vacant) … Continue reading

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How many more moves does Mike Rizzo have to make?

One of the busiest people in Washington, D.C. is not a politician or a lobbyist although Mike Rizzo’s job entails a lot of skills that those on Capitol Hill need to be effective just like the general manager of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday was Dave Martinez day at the Winter Meetings

Watch LIVE as Nats Manager Dave Martinez addresses the media at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. https://t.co/RKezTtUUmr — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) December 11, 2018 Yesterday was Dave Martinez‘s day to step out in Las Vegas and do his interviews … Continue reading

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The analytics of starting pitching has been trending to fewer innings

It was a generation ago when Kerry Wood and Mark Prior burned-out their golden arms due to extreme overuse. Baseball set a line of demarcation where going over 120 pitches was taboo. Few pitchers reach that mark these days. In … Continue reading

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Dave Martinez did not forget how to do his job!

It was nice during yesterday’s game that I could write something “positive” about Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez and his strategies he put in place in the finale before the All-Star break. It all worked.  It has been a while … Continue reading

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An Odd Profession

We look at the various professions across the landscape with a mixture of acknowledgement and respect.  A Physician papers the walls with certificates and diplomas.  That age-old practice isn’t there for the Doc’s ego.  It’s to impress upon you that … Continue reading

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4th 18-gamer: Good News and Bad News, Mostly Bad News

For previous 18 gamers, click here.  And apologies for the tardiness of this post. Life intervenes sometimes.  Plus, it was a crappy set. First the good news. Remember that asterisk (*) attached to the last 18-gamer? It’s gone. With the … Continue reading

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3rd 18*-gamer: A Breakout Set, Even With an Asterisk

Click here for links to previous 18-gamers. When the umps stopped the Nats’ first scheduled game against the Yankees on May 15 because of rain, little did they know what havoc they had wreaked on my 18-gamer. With the score … Continue reading

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