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Friday, February 14, 2020

Entering the final year of his contract, Davey Martinez would ‘love to stay’ in D.C.

Nationals manager Davey Martinez enters an interesting situation as the 2020 season begins.

In his second year as manager, Martinez orchestrated an epic turnaround. His squad was 19-31 with just days left in the month of May. The Nationals went on to have the best record in baseball for the next three-plus months, finishing with 93 wins and a Wild Card berth. A month later, they hoisted the Commissioner’s Trophy for the first time in franchise history.

Now, Martinez enters the 2020 season ready to defend the title—and also without a new contract. The 55-year-old is in the final year of his contract, meaning there is no guarantee he manages the Nationals after this season.

Martinez was asked about his contract on Thursday during the first media availability of spring training, and he did not appear to be a tad bit worried about his future.

One hopes so, in one way: at the moment, he’s the only manager working in that position for a team he won a World Series for, whereas there were five in September.

 

QLE Posted: February 14, 2020 at 01:40 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: davey martinez, nationals

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   1. majorflaw Posted: February 14, 2020 at 09:17 AM (#5924386)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/02/10/dave-martinez-mike-rizzo-contract-extension/

“entering-final-year-his-contract. . . “

This header is premature, at best. According to the Post the Nats have an option on Martinez for next year which they may well choose to exercise. See link at top.

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