NL East Notes: Johnson, Phillies, Nationals, Flores

Let's take a look at a few items out of the NL East..

  • There's no question in the mind of's Bill Ladson that Davey Johnson will be back as manager of the Nationals in 2012 as players and people in the front office have told said that they want Johnson back in the same role.  Ladson also writes that Carlos Beltran is not a fit for the Nats and believes that he should get no more than a one-year deal due to his injury history.
  • The Red Sox will consider Phillies coach Pete Mackanin as a managerial candidate, sources tell Buster Olney of (via Twitter).
  • Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN The Magazine spoke with Ruben Amaro Jr. and Ed Wade about how Amaro came to join the Phillies as assistant GM.  The former outfielder had zero experience between going from the field to the front office.  
  • Nationals catcher Jesus Flores sounds like a player who may want to continue his career elsewhere, writes Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post.  Kilgore says that Flores doesn't seem bitter or angry about his lack of playing time, but he doesn't sound content.

23 Responses to NL East Notes: Johnson, Phillies, Nationals, Flores Leave a Reply

  1. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    I don’t blame Flores for wanting to leave. Wilson Ramos is gonna be a beast and I don’t see Flores getting much playing time.

    • FacelessGeneralManager 4 years ago

      Your making no sense. Jesus Flores wants to go elsewhere because he is never going to supplant Wilson Ramos as the starting catcher. He was highly regarded two years ago before he got hurt but now he is not going to start for the Nats. So why wouldn’t he want to leave? and whats wrong with putting Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard into the trade market?

      What do these two things have to do with the nationals announcers always talking about the teams future?

      • ejr 4 years ago

        unless I’m missing something NYBravosFan10 said what you said: Flores won’t get playing time with Ramos as starting catcher so he (Flores) should want to leave.

        EDIT: seems NYBravos edited his post after FacelessGM responded. now the confusion ends.

        • Guest 4 years ago

          He completely changed everything he put originally. Not one word is the same as when i commented. Im not an idiot, he just made me seem like one.

        • FacelessGeneralManager 4 years ago

          You missing that he completely edited his post, what it says now is exact opposite of what he said before, actually, he changed his post to reflect the comment.

          • NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

            i edited it because I got Wilson Ramos and Jesus Flores mixed up. My original comment was based on Flores being the young stud and future of that position but I noticed my mistake and completely rewrote my comment.

          • FacelessGeneralManager 4 years ago

            In that case, no worries!!

    • FacelessGeneralManager 4 years ago


  2. dc21892 4 years ago

    Pete Mackanin has the experience of playing the game for 8 years, but has only managed on his own for portions of two seasons. An advantage he does have is that he’s been Manuels bench coach for a few years now. It’s going to take a lot of time to sort out and find someone who will fit perfect and succeed as Tito did, but I have faith Bostons front office can pull it off. Dave Martinez is another name mentioned, learning under Maddon is ceratainly a plus. I’m excited as the process is underway, but deep down I’m still hurting. Terry, come back!

    • BoSoxSam 4 years ago

      I’m not too worried about managers having an extensive track record personally, as I’m more interested in how they get along with the players than anything. Mackanin, Martinez, and Ryne Sandberg would be my top three choices for the position right now.

      • nathanalext 4 years ago

        Mackanin is a darn good manager. He got shafted in Cincy for probably the worst manager ever. (They were looking for experience that off season. Not quality.) I really wish someone would give him a chance. He won’t disappoint.

        -Mackanin’s agent

      • dc21892 4 years ago

        I’m not implying that we need someone with an extensive track record, but it would be nice to have a little something more to go off of. I believe learning under Manuel and Maddon alone is enough, but having more to go off of would be a little better IMO.

  3. Alex 4 years ago

    So span for lombardozi, storen and bernadina anyone?

    • hallwagner 4 years ago

      i honestly think the nats could get more than JUST span for that. maybe span AND a good prospect.

    • kräftig. entschieden 4 years ago

      If the Nationals can get away with not giving up Storen, that would be rad… probably would be a tipping point though.

  4. melonis_rex 4 years ago

    Dodgers makes a lot of sense as a starting job. I could also see Flores going to the Twins as a way to drop Mauer’s time at catcher, with Flores and Mauer in a 50/50 catching time split and Mauer at DH when Jesus is catching. 

  5. ejr 4 years ago

    he’s like a dead house plant with alan alda’s voice.

  6. Dynasty22 4 years ago

    What? Who needs Jesus Flores when you have Rod Barajas!

  7. StanleyHudson 4 years ago

    Well….that’s a once sided trade proposal….

  8. NatsTown 4 years ago


  9. BoSoxSam 4 years ago

    Bobby Valentine would be TERRIBLE for Boston.

  10. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    these are awesome… are you the artist?

  11. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    These things are great! hahaaha

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