Marty Niland

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Name: Marty Niland
Date registered: January 21, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Encouraging signs spark memories of Nats’ 2014 run — August 24, 2015
  2. Just like 2013, Nats falling short, but they’re not out of it — August 17, 2015
  3. Zimmerman’s big weekend, and memories of Frank Howard — August 10, 2015
  4. Crazy deadline day for ex-Nat Morse — August 3, 2015
  5. A breakout weekend for Taylor recalls past rookie phenom Allison — July 27, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Tigers Outbid Nats for Fielder; Team Set for Gio Intro — 2 comments
  2. Nationals Midseason Report Card — 1 comment
  3. It’s all Werthwhile now — 1 comment
  4. Farewell to two old friends: Brian Schneider and Nick Johnson — 1 comment
  5. Back where we started: Morse shipped to Seattle; AJ Cole comes home — 1 comment

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Aug 24

Encouraging signs spark memories of Nats’ 2014 run

Funny how quickly your outlook can change. A week ago, many Nationals fans were calling for manager Matt Williams’ head, for the team to cut bait on Jayson Werth and the $42 million the team still owes him through 2017, and for the benching of Anthony Rendon, who had gone more than two weeks without …

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Aug 17

Just like 2013, Nats falling short, but they’re not out of it

Nationals fans across the internet seem to be in full panic mode after a four-game sweep at the hands of the San Francisco Giants. The team fell below .500 for the first time since May, and failed to gain ground on the NL East-leading New York Mets, who were swept at home by Pittsburgh. Among …

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Aug 10

Zimmerman’s big weekend, and memories of Frank Howard

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If there was a silver lining in last weekend’s series loss to the Colorado Rockies, it’s that Ryan Zimmerman appears to have fully recovered from the plantar fasciitis that has sidelined him for much of this season. The Nationals first baseman has hit safely in four straight games and seven of his last nine, and …

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Aug 03

Crazy deadline day for ex-Nat Morse

Baseball fans love the thrill of the trade deadline as players move from one team to another, sometimes in head-spinning fashion. One guy whose head may still be spinning from the flurry of deadline deals is former National Michael Morse, who was a member of three different teams, and went from East Coast, to West …

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Jul 27

A breakout weekend for Taylor recalls past rookie phenom Allison

There’s nothing quite like seeing a major league rookie come into his own, especially when he’s making the most of an opportunity to fill in for a starter. You can say “I remember when…” So it was fun watching Michael Taylor have a breakout weekend, even though the Nationals lost a difficult series in Pittsburgh …

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Jul 20

Nats get some good news on a tough weekend

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It was a frustrating, weekend of dormant offense for the Nationals against Dodgers aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, who combined to hold the Nats scoreless for 18 innings, striking out out 25 batters. Amid all the whiffs and groundouts, however, the Nats did get a key bit of good news: Injured stars Jayson Werth, …

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Jul 06

Bam-Bam and the Big Train, a pair of D.C. legends

As if Bryce Harper had not already endeared himself to Washington baseball fans, his legend grew even further when he stepped into the batter’s box at Nationals Park on the Fourth of July, wielding a star-spangled bat emblazoned with the D.C. skyline, and launched a two-run homer to spark a 3-for-4 day. Add that to …

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Jun 29

Nats’ bench stepped up during hot streak

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Many Nationals fans might have predicted at the start of the season that by the end of June, the team would have settled into first place in the National League East and reeled off a season-high eight straight wins. Even their most ardent supporters, however, might not have predicted that they’d have done it largely …

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Jun 15

Let’s make a deal. Trading Desmond, prospects might put Nats over the top

A banged-up, scuffling Nationals team has gotten up off the mat to win back-to-back games for the first time in almost three weeks and stay within spitting distance of the equally banged-up and scuffling New York Mets in the National League East. Now it’s time for general manager Mike Rizzo to show us what he …

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Jun 08

Injuries, big and small, aren’t helping Nats at all

A day off on Monday has to be a welcome relief for a Nationals team that has dropped three straight series and eight of its last 10 games. After a torrid 18-9 May, the Nats could not help but come back down to Earth. In the major leagues, .667 baseball just isn’t sustainable. The Nationals …

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