Category Archives: DaveMartinez

Necessity is the mother of invention as baseball must reinvent itself!

In 2014, Royals’ general manager Dayton Moore took his team to the World Series with a very different formula than the dominant San Francisco Giants. Moore’s team did not have one starting position player at an .800 OPS over over … Continue reading

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How would you spend Lerner’s money?

How the Washington Nationals approach this off-season will be dependent on the money that general manager Mike Rizzo has to spend, and the players who will say “yes” to him. As they say, “It takes two to tango” which basically … Continue reading

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With a roster at 29-players, Mike Rizzo can get started on adding players!

With the 40-man roster sitting at 29 current players, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo can now embark on his off-season journey of building a better mousetrap. Putting together talent is subjective based on the eye of a scout who … Continue reading

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We are officially in the off-season and the free agent clock has started!

“Next year STARTS NOW” was how the tweet read from the Washington Nationals official Twitter feed moments after the last out was recorded in the World Series last night which advanced the clock officially to the off-season. The free agency … 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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Draft orders are set and #Nats pick 11th

The last time the Washington Nationals selected better than eleventh in the amateur draft was 2011 when the team selected Anthony Rendon with the sixth overall pick in the first round that year. 

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Nats’ manager Davey Martinez shakes up his coaching staff!

After the Washington Nationals coaching staff’s contracts were set to expire at the end of the month, it was assumed that all coaches on Dave Martinez‘s staff would be retained after Martinez’s contract was extended. But those assumptions were false. … Continue reading

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The top-10 priority list for the Washington Nationals and the writing on the wall on Menhart’s departure!

Way back on September 25th, we turned the page to the 2021 season and the off-season with a list for the Washington Nationals who have clear priorities for next year. We will take you through the updated Top-10 that saw … Continue reading

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A look back on 2019 and 2020 and on to 2021 and how COVID will affect the budget and new contracts!

We are officially in the Washington Nationals off-season. It should be a “glass half full” vision of the future if you are an optimist. A sixty game stretch should have been an hors d’oeuvre to a main course of ribeye … Continue reading

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After winning the World Series, we should be proud of 2019 and skip right to 2021! We name names for a 2021 roster!

We will hopefully look back at the year 2020, and remember all of those blown games like yesterday as an opportunity that put the Washington Nationals in a position to draft players they would not have reached if they had … Continue reading

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