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Orioles' Buck Showalter, Nationals' Matt Williams named managers of the year

NEW YORK - Buck Showalter and Matt Williams won the manager of the year awards Tuesday, turning a Beltway double play.Showalter took the American League prize for the third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-11/orioles-buck-showalter-n
Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was drunk at time of crash, official says

...million.The deal is pending a physical.NATIONALS: Are bringing back all seven coaches from NL Manager of the Year Matt Williams' staff.Bench coach Randy Knorr, pitching coach Steve McCatty, hitting coach Rick Schu, bullpen coach Matt LeCroy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-12/cardinals-outfielder-osc
Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett retiring after 14-year career

...National League ? and then quickly exited from the playoffs.Now comes an off-season of questions about manager Matt Williams' decisions and a handful of key roster choices, including what to do about Ryan Zimmerman, whether to sign Jordan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-08/dodgers-pitcher-josh-bec
Athletics needs better middle infielders

...J. Hardy, and second basemen Rickie Weeks and Ben Zobrist, are perhaps the best available. NATIONALS: Manager Matt Williams says "there is a chance" shortstop Ian Desmond could miss a postseason game when his wife gives birth to the couple's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-04/athletics-needs-better-m
Shutdown in 2012 helped Nationals' Stephen Strasburg

...starts, dating from Aug. 30.Asked about the much-hyped Strasburg's much-discussed shutdown, rookie manager Matt Williams said: "Without passing any judgment one way or the other, it's probably a really important reason why he's here...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-30/shutdown-2012-helped-nat
Rookie managers mold teams in their image

WASHINGTON - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.Williams saw Bryce Harper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-01/rookie-managers-mold-tea
Giants, Nationals have little in common entering their playoff series

...opener.Bruce Bochy has managed the Giants to two of the past four World Series championships. Nationals skipper Matt Williams is about to lead a team in the playoffs for the first time.The Giants have won eight consecutive postseason games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-02/giants-nationals-have-li
Stephen Strasburg loses debut as Washington Nationals fall to San Francisco Giants

...a 97 mph fastball and getting Pence to pop out to first."He gave us a chance," Nationals first-year manager Matt Williams said. "Jake was a little bit better."Strasburg isn't one to revel in the spotlight and would prefer to be treated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-03/stephen-strasburg-loses-
Brandon Belt's homer lifts Giants past Nationals in 18 innings

...while trailing 1-0 in the ninth, the Giants tied it on Pablo Sandoval's RBI double, then saw Nationals manager Matt Williams and second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera ejected in the 10th.Yusmeiro Petit entered in the 12th and threw six scoreless...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-05/brandon-belts-homer-lift
Giants top Nationals, return to NLCS

...every-other-year trend of winning it all.San Francisco won the World Series in 2010 and again 2012.Washington rookie manager Matt Williams, groomed in the Giants' system as a player, and his stunned players head home to the nation's capital after a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-08/giants-top-nationals-ret