Nationals Exercise Option On Davey Johnson

The Nationals announced today they've exercised Davey Johnson's managerial option for 2012.  GM Mike Rizzo said in a statement:

After a series of discussions, it became obvious that the Nationals would be best served if Davey Johnson would continue as manager.  Davey’s remarkable connection to the clubhouse and D.C. community during the season’s final three months was well received. His baseball acumen coupled with a proper off-season of planning, including a full regiment of Spring Training, should put our players in a position to succeed in 2012.

Johnson assumed the Nationals' manager job on June 27th, shortly after Jim Riggleman resigned.  Johnson, a former infielder, has managed 15 years in the Majors for the Mets, Reds, Orioles, Dodgers, and Nationals.  He won the World Series in 1986 and Manager of the Year in '97.


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8 Comments on "Nationals Exercise Option On Davey Johnson"


LUWahooNatFan
3 years 9 months ago

Cool.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 9 months ago

Argh Matey!

chico65
3 years 9 months ago

Davey Jones?

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 9 months ago

close enough, right?

chico65
3 years 9 months ago

Sure.  I was actually typing a reply myself about him not having to clean out his locker when I was like “wait a second”

s8n666
3 years 9 months ago

That’s the most exciting managerial news of the last half hour!

ReaderWithMemory
3 years 9 months ago

In other news, SI’s Jon Heyman tweets that the Nationals are among the teams expected to consider free agent Tony LaRussa.

3 years 9 months ago

Not anymore.