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Nats move towards making Johnson manager

Posted on: June 24, 2011 9:45 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2011 9:53 pm
 
Davey Johnson has emerged as the clear frontrunner to become the Nationals' next manager, baseball sources told CBSSports.com Friday night.

The Nationals could announce a decision soon, and it's possible that Johnson could take over the team by the time the Nationals play the Angels in Anaheim on Monday night. John McLaren managed the Nationals Friday night in Chicago, but the Nationals made it clear that he would only run the team for a few days, until the next manager could be named.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters in Chicago that he had discussed the job with the 68-year-old Johnson, who hasn't managed in the major leagues since 2000, but has spent the last two seasons working in the Nationals front office.

"He would enjoy this challenge," Rizzo said, according to the Washington Post.

Later Friday, a source told CBSSports.com's Scott Miller that Johnson should now be considered the frontrunner.

Johnson managed in the major leagues for 14 years, winning the World Series with the 1986 Mets. He has an overall winning percentage of .564, with five division titles. The only active manager with a better career winning percentage is Joe Girardi, at .566.

Johnson also managed Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, when his work received less than stellar reviews.

The Nationals were forced into a move by Jim Riggleman's shock resignation on Thursday.
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Posted on: November 27, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Nats move towards making Johnson manager



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Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: June 25, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Nats move towards making Johnson manager


 Davey Johnson is probably thinking "hey, if that old fart Mckeon can do it,
surely I can do it too!"  
I do not get the fascination with 70 year-old men managing in today's MLB.  
It's a long, grueling season...I'd sooner be chillaxin' by age 70 rather than beholden
to some monkey GM (Rizzo) or eccentric owner (Luria).   There's only 30 of these
gigs;  how about turning the keys over to some of these younger guys who've paid
their dues and deserve a shot!
 



Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2011 9:20 am
 

Nats move towards making Johnson manager

Okay It's as simple as this.
You have a manager for whatever reason has streamline allignment with his team. When you have that kind of relationship with people It always works. For Rizzo to not want to give Rigs the time of day because he said "It was not the right time" is bullshit and a bad business decision.It was the right time for Rigs and that's all that matters. He is the one with the direct and personal allignment with his team.....Not Rizzo. Pick up the fucking option and move on. Bad move by Rizzo, Rock on Rigs.



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2011 8:49 am
 

Nats move towards making Johnson manager

I respect what Riggleman did... even if it was career suicide.  There would have been no down side to at least picking up Rigs option and avoid the whole situation while the team is heating up.  That being said, I don't think this club is ready to challenge for the postseason, so DJ will be fine to steer the ship this season, if not fun. 




Since: May 22, 2010
Posted on: June 25, 2011 2:25 am
 

Nats move towards making Johnson manager

Umm sparkey anderson is dead...


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