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Davey Martinez Newsbeat

Friday, February 14, 2020

Entering the final year of his contract, Davey Martinez would ‘love to stay’ in D.C.

Nationals manager Davey Martinez enters an interesting situation as the 2020 season begins.

In his second year as manager, Martinez orchestrated an epic turnaround. His squad was 19-31 with just days left in the month of May. The Nationals went on to have the best record in baseball for the next three-plus months, finishing with 93 wins and a Wild Card berth. A month later, they hoisted the Commissioner’s Trophy for the first time in franchise history.

Now, Martinez enters the 2020 season ready to defend the title—and also without a new contract. The 55-year-old is in the final year of his contract, meaning there is no guarantee he manages the Nationals after this season.

Martinez was asked about his contract on Thursday during the first media availability of spring training, and he did not appear to be a tad bit worried about his future.

One hopes so, in one way: at the moment, he’s the only manager working in that position for a team he won a World Series for, whereas there were five in September.

 

QLE Posted: February 14, 2020 at 01:40 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Dave Martinez did Sean Doolittle no favors, and now the Nats’ closer is on the injured list

Three times in nine days, the Nats led by three runs in the ninth inning. Any solid pitcher will have a high save percentage with such a cushion if previously used in that role. Hudson, Strickland and Rodney fit that description. Yet Martinez picked Doolittle all three times.

In those three games, Doolittle got only six outs while allowing 10 runs on 13 hits, including five home runs. The Nats lost two of those three, victories they may dearly wish they had back come September.

Hank Gillette Posted: August 19, 2019 at 07:43 AM | 0 comment(s)
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