First-time manager Dave Martinez knows that the Washington Nationals hired him with one goal in mind.
Martinez started his new job by speaking repeatedly about winning a World Series.
Washington general manager Mike Rizzo introduced Martinez at a news conference in the home clubhouse at Nationals Park Thursday.
The Nationals have never won a postseason series, but Martinez said, “This team doesn't lack much.”
Martinez has been a bench coach in the big leagues for a decade, most recently with the Chicago Cubs. He also played 16 years in the majors.
Rizzo calls Martinez a “perfect blend of the old school” with the use of analytical statistics.