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Matt Williams and what we don’t know

Their season ended Sunday, a week — if not a month — shorter than had been planned, and the Nationals jumped right into their off-season by firing reigning Manager of the Year Matt Williams. Williams has been a lightning rod for criticism since the Nationals started to falter in the middle of the year so it’s no surprise that he was relieved of his duties, especially since...
Via Fangraphs
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Nationals dismiss manager Matt Williams, staff

The Washington Nationals have fired manager Matt Williams and his entire staff, after a disappointing 2015 season.  Williams’ dismissal comes one year after being named Manager of the Year in 2014. Despite being seen by many major league baseball analysts as the World Series favorites this season, the Nationals struggled for offensive consistency, suffered through key injuries...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals fire Matt Williams after disappointing 2015 season

The Washington Nationals were expected to be a World Series contender in 2015, but they didn’t even make the playoffs. This failure has cost manager Matt Williams his job. The team announced Monday that he’d been released of his duties. The #Nats have relieved Matt Williams and his coaching staff of their duties: — Washington Nationals (@Nationals...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams has been fired by the Nationals

Matt Williams is taking a trip through the moon door – the Washington Nationals fired the 2014 Manager of the Year on Monday, a day after their disappointing 2015 concluded. The Nats dismissed Manager Matt Williams this morning, per a person familiar with the situation. Ends two years as manager of Nats. — James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) October 5, 2015 This shouldn’t a surprise...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer throws second no-hitter of the season

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer tossed his second no-hitter of the season on Saturday night against the Mets—a feat that no other MLB pitcher had achieved in a regular season since Nolan Ryan did in 1973. Scherzer struck out 17 batters and did not give up a walk. He was a Yunel Escobar error in the sixth inning away from throwing a perfect game, and he’s the first...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth to Matt Williams: ‘When Exactly Do You Think You Lost the Team’

View image | The Nationals season imploded long before Jonathan Papelbon grabbed the throat of teammate Bryce Harper. The writing was on the wall, as the team tried to cope with the inconsistency and mismanaged opportunities by its skipper Matt Williams. Long before the Nationals were eliminated from postseason contention, players lost confidence in Williams...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams addresses his future, Harper’s role in scuffle

With a nightmarish season winding down and coming to a merciful end, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was asked some pointed questions Wednesday about his future with the organization and the fallout from the Jonathan Papelbon-Bryce Harper skirmish. Williams, making his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan, was asked about whether he’s heard anything about his future...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Player on Matt Williams Losing Clubhouse: ‘It’s A Terrible Enrivornment’

View image | As the Washington Nationals are now eliminated from postseason contention –the New York Mets clinched the National League East on Saturday — attention turns to the future of manager Matt Williams. Earlier this week, general manager Mike Rizzo failed to say if Williams would return as the team’s skipper next season, pointing to the need to see...
Via KCM Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals player on clubhouse: It is a ‘terrible environment’

    The Washington Nationals’ hopes of reaching the postseason came to an official end on Saturday when the New York Mets clinched the NL East with a win. The Nats were predicted to be one of the best teams in baseball and a surefire World Series contender. Yet the team got off to a poor start while the Mets caught fire, and the cards never seemed to turn in Washington...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats GM: Everyone will be evaluated after season

Is Matt Williams coming back to the Washington Nationals in 2016? Well…the odds of that happening may have taken a hit on Wednesday when GM Mike Rizzo refused to give him a vote of confidence during an interview on DC’s 106.7 The Fan. #Nats GM Mike Rizzo on if Matt Williams will return in 2016: "We'll let the chips fall where they may." — 106.7...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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