Well news has just broke that the New York Yankees have re-signed manager Joe Girardi to a four year contract, which closes the door on multiple teams who were interested.
Now that the door is closed for one manager, it opens the rest for other possible candidates. Right now former San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker is interested in managing the Washington Nationals, according to the Washington Post.
It wouldn’t be that bad of a job, but some fans may not like the decision to sign Baker. He’s been getting a lot of heat with some fans as of late, even in his days in Chicago as the Cubs skipper.
Dusty will be looking for his fourth gig as manager and hopes to take that team to the playoffs and win a World Series.
The Nationals were coming off one of their best seasons in franchise history after winning 98 games in 2012, finishing first in the National League East. This season they finished second behind the Atlanta Braves with a record of 86-76.
Not that bad, but after what they displayed last season, a little surprising. These two teams should be at the top of this division for awhile now with the Mets, Marlins and even possibly the Phillies rebuilding their teams.
It’ll be interesting to see if Baker does in fact land the Nationals job.