Video: Nats formally introduce Matt Williams

Posted on November 01, 2013 by Andrew Bailey

Photo Credit: Washington Nationals

On Friday, Matt Williams signed his contract to become the next field manager of the Nationals.

After inking his deal, Williams, flanked by general manager Mike Rizzo and with broadcaster Charlie Slowes on emcee duty, met the DC media for the first time. 

Williams' presser was, in a word, impressive. He was clearly very excited to take over in Washington, came across as supremely passionate and aggressive, and laid out a few clear initiatives. He noted that the team is already in position to compete, but suggested his focus would be refinement. Specifically, Williams announced that his team would boast a defensive coordinator in 2013, just one of many references that made it very clear: there will be a strong impetus on defense.

Below, check out some of Rizzo's remarks and snippets of Williams', followed by a brief recorded message from the rookie manager:

You can read some more of our thoughts and opinions on the hire right here.

next up:

Reviewing the Nationals' off-season departures

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We take a look back at the players who contributed in 2012 but departed prior to 2013.


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