With the Washington Nationals off to a 7-8 start, the bullpen a work in progress, the team off to a 3-3 mark in one-run games (which were a big issue in 2018), approval for the job that second-year skipper Davey Martinez has done with the team is still in the 30s, though it’s up slightly from last week.
After starting at 73% on Opening Day, Martinez’s manager approval numbers fell to 53% and 32% in the 2nd and 3rd week of voting, respectively, before jumping up slightly to 38% this week.
Confidence in the overall direction of the team has held steady since last week, at 47%, up from 46%, though that is a precipitous drop from the Opening Day excitement that had the voting members of FBB’s FanPulse at 95% in their approval of the job the manager is doing. That number fell to 60% in Week 2 of the voting before dropping into the 40s.
ALSO: Here’s the general question from this week’s polling, which could end up being Nationals-related if GM Mike Rizzo and Co. decide to get on the expansion bandwagon and lock up Juan Soto or Victor Robles at some point in the future...
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