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Righty Tanner Roark waiting to hear on role for NLDS

Nationals manager Matt Williams has not announced his rotation during the National League Division Series, which starts Friday at Nationals Park. It will be interesting to see what role Tanner Roark will play in the postseason. All indications have him coming out of the bullpen -- at least for the first round. Roark's last start was Sept. 23 against the Mets. Roark worked out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  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...
Via Nationals Enquirer
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Nationals Enquirer
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams says Nats will ‘address’ their closer situation after yet another blown save by Soriano

The jig may be up for Nationals closer Rafael Soriano after his seventh blown save of the season came in dramatic fashion on Friday night, leading to a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings. The Nationals lead 7-4 entering the ninth inning. Manager Matt Williams confirmed a change will be address, per Dan Kolko of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. Matt Williams, on whether...
Via KCM Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams Will Do Babe Ruth Impersonation After Nats’ Win Streak (Video)

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams doesn’t take nothing from nobody, as he reminded the Nationals press corps a couple of weeks ago. However, the Washington skipper does have a lighter side. He displayed that comical side way back in the day when he was playing for the San Francisco Giants. The former infielder was known to do one killer Babe Ruth impersonation, which you...
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Williams on when he'll do his Babe Ruth impression (Video)

And so, Matt Williams is now facing the reality of having to live up to the promise he made to his team earlier this season to reenact his Babe Ruth impression if the Nats won 10 games in a row. Video of Williams addressing questions of when and where it will take place above: "Timing is ultimately important. So, I wouldn't imagine right now is a proper time. It'...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 21, 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 On-Base Talk
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

Is Harper or Williams right about Nats lineup?

Yesterday, Bryce Harper returned from the disabled list. This is good news for the Nationals, since Bryce Harper is good at baseball. Having more good baseball players is not a bad thing for a team trying to win, so a returning Harper is a net positive for the organization. However, Harper’s return is not entirely […]
Via Fangraphs
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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