August 12, 2022

Washington Nationals Offseason: Trade in place for Brandon Phillips

According to multiple sources, the Washington Nationals have a trade in place with the Cincinnati Reds to acquire right-handed hitting 2B Brandon Phillips, in exchange for a package of minor leaguers, at least according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden.

Those minor league names have yet to be divulged at the time of this post, but by the time you read this, the deal might very well be consummated. According to Phillips’ confirmed Twitter account: [Read more…]

Washington Nationals officially introduce Dusty Baker as manager

Dusty Baker was formally introduced on Thursday morning with great fanfare as the sixth manager in Washington Nationals history in a press conference at Nationals Park.

Baker, 66, was accompanied by the team’s general manager, Mike Rizzo. The overall mood of the day was one of humor and looking toward the future, with the affable Baker cracking a number of jokes and Rizzo saying that it must be a big day when the occasion calls for him to wear a tie. [Read more…]

Nats Nightly: Nationals announce Dusty Baker as their new manager

Dave Nichols of District Sports Page and Patrick Reddington of Federal Baseball discuss the Washington Nationals hiring of Dusty Baker as their new manager and the fiasco with Bud Black being offered the job, then bungling the negotiations.

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