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Saturday, November 10, 2012

wtop.com | Johnson will return to manage Nats in 2013

As expected, Nationals manager Davey Johnson will return to manage the team in 2013 in what will be his final season as a Major League skipper before returning to a consultant position with the team for the 2014 season.

Coot Veal and Cot Deal's cols=“100” rows=“20” Posted: November 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: November 11, 2012 at 09:12 AM (#4299959)
Good news. be interesting to see if he actually does step back after the year.
   2. TerpNats Posted: November 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM (#4299972)
And if he does, whether the Nats will promote from within or look elsewhere for a successor.
   3. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: November 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM (#4299974)
I get why you wouldn't want to be a full-time field manager in your 70s, and Davey Johnson's career has not been the career of a man who can't live off the field. But he has a borderline Hall of Fame resume, and he's clearly still good enough to build that resume.
   4. ThisElevatorIsDrivingMeUpTheWall Posted: November 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM (#4299977)
Randy Knorr seems to be the next guy in line, then maybe AAA manager Beasley. Has Knorr been interviewed by the Blue Jays? I know he played there. I get the sense Davey likes teaching coaches as well as the players.
   5. McCoy Posted: November 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM (#4300007)
Nationals later announced that due to his age Davey will be shutdown at the start of September to keep him fresh for 2014.

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