Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.
In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Bill Ladson gives us an update on the Nationals’ ongoing managerial search. According to Ladson, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus has officially made it onto the ever-growing list of managerial candidates. Wotus is expected to interview with the team on Monday.
Wotus joins a long and growing list of managerial candidates that the team is considering to replace Matt Williams, who was relieved of his duties after a disappointing 2015 season. As Ladson writes in his article, the team interviewed Phil Nevin, Dusty Baker and Bud Black earlier this week. The Nationals will also interview former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire next week, according to multiple reports.
Also in today’s Daily, Federal Baseball’s Patrick Reddington discusses yet another name that could work its way into the Nationals’ managerial conversation. As Reddington writes, there’s plenty of speculation that the Dogers could part ways with manager Don Mattingly following the team’s disappointing loss to the Mets in Game 5 of the NLDS last night.
Of course, Mattingly has been on the hottest since the moment he got the job in Los Angeles, and there are rumors of his job being at risk nearly every offseason. But if the Dodgers were to dismiss Mattingly, he could be an interesting fit for the Nationals, who have shown interest in him before.
One thing’s for sure, the search for the Nationals’ next manager continues to heat up, and it should get even more interesting as the team continues its interviews next week.
Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.
Source: Nats’ candidate list grows with Wotus
WASHINGTON — The Nationals’ search for a new manager will continue next week, when the club plans to interview Giants bench coach Ron Wotus on Monday, according to a baseball source.
The Nationals are looking to hire their sixth full-time manager after relieving Matt Williams of his duties last week. The team has already interviewed Phil Nevin, Dusty Baker and Bud Black this week. The Nationals also plan to interview Ron Gardenhire next week. Read full article here.
Washington Nationals’ manager search: Inevitable Don Mattingly mention
If, and it’s a big “if” at this point with their postseason run over for less than twenty-four hours, the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgerswere to decide to move on from manager Don Mattingly after a disappointing loss to the New York Mets in the NLDS, would the Washington Nationals have interest in the 54-year-old, former major leaguer and veteran of five years on the bench?
“The Nationals-owning Lerners have show interest in Mattingly in the past,” CBSports.com’s Jon Heyman wrote this morning, while noting that the Nats, “seem to be moving more quickly in their search, perhaps indicating they believe they can find an excellent choice from among the rather inspired list which includes at least Bud Black, Dusty Baker, Ron Gardenhire, Ron Wotus, Alex Cora and others.” Read full article here.