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Buck Showalter, Matt Williams win Manager of the Year awards

I’ve never really known anyone to get too excited about the Manager of the Year awards in either league, but the 2014 winners were announced on Tuesday. The awards won’t be leaving the mid-Atlantic region, as Buck Showalter of the Orioles and Matt Williams of the Nationals earned the honors. One factoid about this year’s winners - Davey Johnson was a former Manager of the...
Via The Outside Corner
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Matt Williams named NL Manager of the Year

Despite taking over a club that had won 86 games the previous season, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America felt Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams did the best job of any manager in the National League. RETWEET to congratulate Matt Williams on being named BBWAA NL Manager of the Year! #IBackTheNats — Nationals on MASN (@masnNationals...
Via KCM Sports
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Williams Wins Manager of the Year

Well, the title pretty much tells the tale — Washington Nationals skipper Matt Williams has been named the Sporting News National League Manager of the Year in his first season with the club. Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels won the award in the American League. It’s a good start to Williams’ managing career, since 2014 was the first season he’s been a skipper in the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What was Matt Williams thinking?

As you’ve probably heard by now, Matt Williams had a bad seventh inning last night. Dave Cameron took Williams’ bullpen maneuvers apart nicely in his Just a Bit Outside column at Fox Sports. At the risk of putting words in his mouth, he said that Williams leaving Matt Thornton in the game to face Buster […]
Via Fangraphs
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Williams delivers victory speech after Nationals clinch NL East (Video)

Here's video of Matt Williams giving his beer-soaked, Robert-Frost-inspired victory speech last night in Atlanta: "We have promises to keep...and miles to go before we sleep"... See also: First in war, first in peace, and first in the NL East More scenes from the Nats' NL East Clinch Party Bryce Haprer in custom DC firefighter helmet during NL East Clinch Party (Screencap...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Williams and Nationals coaches stop for ice cream while jogging (Video)

Apparently the Nats will be featured on an episode of "Mission October" on FS1 tonight at 7, in which Matt Williams is seen on one of his "camaraderie runs" with some of his coaches, in which Williams dons a white headband, and third base coach Bob Henley stops for ice cream. Memo to Washington Nationals marketing staff - please distribute Matt Williams headbands before all home...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Williams Finding Success as Manager

When President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo hired Matt Williams to be the new manager of the Washington Nationals, the new manager was inheriting a team with lots of talent, but struggled to produce results under previous manager Davey Johnson, who retired from managing following the 2013 season. So far the Nationals have enjoyed success […]
Via Baseball Essential
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Williams Blasts Reporters Over Bryce Harper Demotion Talk (Video)

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams treated the assembled media like children on Wednesday, giving the press corps a public scolding. Williams was unhappy after reporters inferred the Nationals would be open to sending outfielder Bryce Harper to the minors. The Washington manager admitted on a radio appearance that the team would consider sending struggling young players...
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Williams furious with Harper to minors talk

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said he was “pissed” at the media for thinking that he was going to send struggling left fielder Bryce Harper to play minor league ball. The trouble is, Williams actually created the controversy. Watch this video of a ticked off Williams slamming reporters:   
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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