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That shrinking feeling...

"Standard decision, as far as I’m concerned." (Matt Williams, explaining his managerial approach in general or his decision to leave Joe Ross in to face Duda and Johnson in the 7th.) Mets 3, Nationals 2:  NL East lead shrinks to one game over Mets thanks to lack of offense and Matt Williams' "standard" bullpen decisions. The good news is: Drew Storen and Jonathan...
Via Nationals Enquirer
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams wants Bryce Harper to stop getting ejected

Bryce Harper is one of the best players in baseball. He’s probably the front runner for National League MVP. However, he hurts his team when he gets ejected and Nationals manager Matt Williams wants that to come to an end. In the 11th inning of a tie game on Friday, Harper was called out on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Harper, Matt Williams have special handshake

Teammates frequently have special handshakes and routines they do with each other, but it’s not too often we see a coach or manager join the mix. But that is the case with Bryce Harper and Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams. Harper hit an opposite field home run in the bottom of the second of Nationals’...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Williams on a Dreadful Defensive Day

Matt Williams wasn’t a happy camper after yesterday’s loss at Fenway Park. It wasn’t so much the final score – Boston won 9-4 – it was the manner in which it transpired. The Nationals played defense like they were allergic to horsehide. A pair of sky-high fly balls were allowed to fall untouched. Ground balls […]
Via Fangraphs
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats pickup 2016 option on Manager Matt Williams

The Washington Nationals have picked up the 2016 option on the contract of Nats’ manager Matt Williams.  The option means that the Nats plan to have the National League Manager of the Year as the skipper for at least the next two seasons. Williams won the coveted Manager of the Year award in his rookie season with the Nats’ in 2014.  In his first season, Williams led the Nationals...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Exercise 2016 Option on Manager Matt Williams

View image | The Washington Nationals announced Saturday the team had exercised the 2016 option for manager Matt Williams. After guiding the Nationals to a 96-66 record and their second National League East division title in three years, extending Williams became a no-brainer. The Nationals recorded the best record in the NL, during Williams’ rookie season as...
Via KCM Sports
February 21, 2015  |  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

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