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Friday, September 25, 2020

Nationals To Extend Dave Martinez

The Nationals have agreed to a contract extension with manager Dave Martinez, reports MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (via Twitter). It’s a three-year, $7.5MM contract that will take effect in 2021, Bob Nightengale of USA Today was among those to tweet. His two-year contract was set to expire at season’s end, and the Nats had yet to formally make a call on Martinez’s 2021 club option or on a lengthier deal. The new contract will make quite the birthday present for Martinez, who turns 56 years old tomorrow.

Typically, clubs seek to avoid having a manager or general manager navigate a season with the dreaded “lame duck” status — i.e. no contract in place for the following year — but the Nationals have repeatedly bucked that trend by waiting until the eleventh hour to make decisions one way or another on both their managers and GMs. The Nats didn’t extend general manager Mike Rizzo, whose contract didn’t even have a 2021 option, until three weeks ago.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 25, 2020 at 03:54 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John Northey Posted: September 26, 2020 at 12:28 PM (#5978939)
Nice to see. He waited a long time for his shot and he sure has made the most of it. Guys like him have earned their way to this.

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