You may have noticed that Davey Martinez has been wearing his World Series ring the last few days in his pregame Zoom calls, he used it to make a point the other day as we noted over on our Twitter account (we’ll post that below). So he was asked on Friday afternoon if he’s been wearing that bling on a regular basis these days?
“No, I actually — the coaching staff and myself decided to wear it for the last week of the season. So we’ve been wearing it this whole week, yeah, it’s kind of cool. I won’t wear it — come Sunday, it comes off and goes back in its little shiny box, but it’s kind of nice to look down and look at it.”
Davey on 2020: "Let’s not forget who we are. I’ll remind them that other than not making the playoffs this year, we did win the World Series in 2019. That means a lot, that doesn’t go away. Let’s come back in 2021, and do it again.— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) September 24, 2020
“I have this to remind me too by the way.” pic.twitter.com/tKJX8gF8qS
Go look at your bling — I mean, read your links. There’s a doubleheader today.
Davey Gets Deal:
Breaking down Davey Martinez’s Nationals tenure by the numbers - (NBC Sports Washington)
"The Nationals and manager Davey Martinez reached an agreement Friday on an extension that seemed inevitable ever since the skipper led Washington to its first World Series title since 1924."
Washington Nationals and Manager Dave Martinez agree to contract extension - (WaPost)
“Rizzo often has described Martinez as perfect for the club’s future, the right personality to foster young talent and oversee a veteran clubhouse.”
#Nats pitching coach Paul Menhart told @federalbaseball today there was no talk of not using Max Scherzer today vs. Mets with the team eliminated. “He wants to compete; he would compete against his neighbors right now,” Menhart said. "He wants to show the world how good he is."— David Driver (@DaytonVaDriver) September 25, 2020
Nats in agreement with Martinez on contract extension - (MASN)
"For the first time since they arrived in town a decade and a half ago, the Nationals know they have a manager for the long haul."
Season over, Howie faces 'toughest decision' - (MLB.com)
"Kendrick plans to return home, recover with the therapist he’s worked with for years and assess the outlook of his health for another season."
Mets-Nats opener rained out; DH Saturday - (MLB.com)
"The Nationals will play their fourth doubleheader in nine days on Saturday after Friday’s game against the Mets was postponed due to inclement weather."
Juan Soto's stunning season could have historic implications - (WaPost)
“What Soto does in a two-month season, including whether he still leads in all three categories by Sunday evening, means little.”
Nationals Report Card: Handing out grades for the 2020 roster – (The Athletic)
"This is a simple baseball evaluation, as pure as you can get in a season people have equated to extended spring training."
NL EAST UPDATES:
Willie Randolph details the events around his bizarre Mets firing - (NY Post)
"Willie Randolph went to Omar Minaya’s hotel room thinking he had to save Rick Peterson’s job. Instead, he was walking in to collect his own pink slip."
Mets to send 60 minor-leaguers to instructional camp in Port St. Lucie - (Newsday)
"The Mets are bringing 60 players to their Port St. Lucie, Florida, complex for a six-week instructional camp, an annual spring training-like setup that this season takes on added significance."
Phillies get Spencer Howard back from IL in time for final series - (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
"Rookie right-hander Spencer Howard is back from the injured list, providing the Phillies an additional power arm out of the bullpen for their final series of the regular season."
After Season of Challenges, Marlins Are on the Verge of a Breakthrough - (The New York Times)
"The Marlins had 105 losses last season, 12 more than any other N.L. team. They were also the league’s worst team in 2018."
Ronald Acuna hits 495-foot homer, longest in majors this season - (AJC.com)
"Ronald Acuna was responsible for the longest home run in the majors this season."