Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:34:41 -0700
Updating a previous item, the entire Washington Nationals coaching staff was let go in addition to manager Matt Williams. This includes pitching coach Steve McCatty and hitting coach Rick Schu.
Fantasy Tip: No doubt this team needs a makeover from top to bottom. Despite the change in staff, hitters like Bryce Harper will do well as will pitchers like Max Scherzer. The new pitching coach could do wonders with a slightly rebuilt rotation, which will likely lose Jordan Zimmermann to free agency.
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:21:36 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was fired Monday, Oct. 5, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Fantasy Tip: The Nats missed the playoffs, but Bryce Harper cemented himself among the fantasy elite with a .330-42-99 season. He'll be nearly a lock for the first round of most drafts next season.
Sat, 02 May 2015 16:34:18 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (abdomen) was out of the game Saturday, May 2, due to continued abdominal soreness. Manager Matt Williams was hopeful Span could play Sunday, May 3.
Fantasy Tip: Span ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) looks like he's day-to-day and not suffering a relapse of the injury that delayed his season. Keep an eye on Span's health over the next few days and see how he reacts before you spend money on him.
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:27:04 -0800
The Washington Nationals have exercised the club option on manager Matt Williams' contract for the 2016 season.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:22:20 -0800
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was named the National League Manager of the Year Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:34:26 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said the postseason rotation will not be revealed until Thursday, Oct. 2, because the team's opponent has not been announced yet.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:51:39 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond will play one game of the team's doubleheader Saturday, June 28. Desmond will have plenty of time to rest the rest of the weekend, according to manager Matt Williams.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:52:14 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was ejected for the first time with the team after arguing balls and strikes in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, June 23.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:32:34 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said there is a plan in place that will have players being moved around based on rest and matchups when OF Bryce Harper (thumb) returns from the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: What does this exactly mean? We can't be totally sure until we see the plan in action, but perhaps it means that Williams plans to rest Harper frequently, at least initially upon his return. Ryan Zimmerman likely will be moved around from left field, third base and first base.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:34:46 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was signed to a two-year deal that includes options for two years, according to multiple people familiar with the deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.