Washington Nationals News: Nats continue manager search, interview Tim Wallach

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Good afternoon 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 discusses the Nationals’ ongoing managerial search and how the list of potential candidates continues to grow. According to Ladson, the Nationals interviewed Dodgers bench coach Tim Wallach recently to add to an already large and diverse pool of managerial candidates.

Wallach has never been a big league manager, but he has had plenty of experience as a minor league manager and as a major league hitting instructor, third base coach and bench coach for the Dodgers organization. Wallach also has strong ties to the Nationals/Expos organization.

As Ladson writes in his article, Wallach was arguably the best third baseman in Expos history in his playing days, hitting .259 with 204 home runs, 905 RBIs and winning three Gold Gloves during his time in Montreal.

Also in today’s Daily, the Washington Post’s James Wagner discusses what Don Mattingly‘s departure from the Dodgers means for the Nationals’ managerial search.

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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.

Report: Nats interview Dodgers’ Wallach

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — The Nationals continue to search for their sixth full-time manager in 11 years. According to Yahoo Sports, the Nationals interviewed Dodgers bench coach Tim Wallach recently.

The Nationals are looking to hire a manager after dismissing Matt Williams on Oct. 5. The team has already interviewed Phil Nevin, Dusty Baker, Bud Black, Ron Wotus, Ron Gardenhire and Andy GreenRead full article here.

What does Don Mattingly’s departure from the Dodgers mean for the Nationals’ manager search?

(James Wagner, Washington Post)

Thursday tossed a bit of a wrench into the Nationals’ managerial search, and not simply because Don Mattingly is now a free agent after parting ways with the Dodgers following five years as their manager. Now the Dodgers, a big-market team with deep pockets, have joined the managerial fray. Despite what will be a busy offseason of changes, the Nationals could still be the most attractive of the five managerial vacancies in baseball because of their returning talent and resources. The Dodgers, however, could also make that claim.

Mattingly is an interesting potential candidate for the Nationals in many ways. His departure from the Dodgers is still fresh and his attention has not yet turned to the future. When it does, the Nationals could be an option. Read full article here.

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