Daniel Murphy

Nats manager Martinez: 'We're here to win the World Series'

Rookie Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez certainly knows his audience.

Whether his words were intended for the man seated to his left in the Nationals Park home clubhouse, general manager Mike Rizzo, or the ownership group watching intently from the front row or any fans who might have been watching the live telecast of Thursday's introductory news conference — or all of the above — Martinez kept sounding the same note.

"This team doesn't lack much. It really doesn't. I think we've just got to get over the fact that we're not here just to win a playoff game," Martinez said. "We're here to win the World Series."

That came shortly after he...