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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The failure of the Bryce Harper Era

So, how much of this explanation as for the Nationals’ problems do we agree with, and what other explanations are that aren’t mentioned in this article?

Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner wrote an open letter to fans Tuesday and, like the Nationals’ season, it didn’t make much sense. In it, Lerner tried to rationalize trading Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs for a fringe prospect and allowing the St. Louis Cardinals to claim Matt Adams via waivers Tuesday as some sort of an indication that because this incarnation of the Nationals was an unadulterated disappointment, shipping off two free agents-to-be represented a pivot toward the future.

The truth, according to a source familiar with the transactions that will save the Nationals a bit more than $5 million: “It was a money dump. Plain and simple.”

Between talking about how “the actions we are taking now will strengthen the franchise and keep us in the position of being a perennial contender” and shouting out general manager Mike Rizzo while not bothering to mention manager Dave Martinez by name, Lerner saw the abnormality of the Nationals’ 2018 season and happily raised it. Every day, it seems, brings a new twist to a team that entered the season with championship aspirations and finally brandished the white flag Tuesday, with 125 games of sub-.500 baseball under their belts.

 

QLE Posted: August 22, 2018 at 08:01 AM | 85 comment(s)
  Beats: dave martinez, mike rizzo, nationals

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Dave Martinez couldn’t shore up Nats’ clubhouse

The media pressure builds:

These Nationals are fragile, and the man in the lead chair at the moment is made of porcelain.

Walt Davis Posted: August 01, 2018 at 06:22 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: childish behavior, dave martinez, mike rizzo, nationals

 

 

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