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Nationals manager Davey Johnson to move to consulting role for 2014

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Davey Johnson will pilot the Nats for one more season. (US Presswire)

Nationals manager Davey Johnson appears poised to manage only one more season after the team announced he will move to a consulting role for 2014.

Johnson recently agreed to terms on a contract that will keep him in the Washington dugout for 2013 but, as the team's statement suggests, the upcoming season will be his last as manager. While it's almost impossible to find a better and more accomplished manager than Johnson, at age 69 he's probably had enough of the rigors of the job.

Needless to say, the Nats would do well to fill his shoes with a like-minded sort, when the time comes.

If indeed the upcoming season is Johnson's last ever as a manager, then he'll have a good shot at ending his career in 28th place on the all-time wins list and 15th on the all-time list for most games above .500. More to the point, he'll be gunning for his second World Series title as a skipper.

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