The Nationals are in the early stages of a process that will likely take weeks. They have to find their next manager, a leader who will hopefully achieve better results than Matt Williams.
After Matt Williams failed, Mike Rizzo is now hiring the Nationals' sixth manager in 12 seasons in D.C. The club's GM can't afford to make another mistake.
The Nationals fired Matt Williams on Monday after two years of him in the dugout. Were they too impatient in cutting ties now?

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What grade would you give Nationals manager Matt Williams this season?

Injury Report

9/30Y. EscobarBack (day-to-day)
9/24D. EspinosaTorn right hamstring (day-to-day)
9/12Y. EscobarStomach illness (day-to-day)
9/12D. StorenBroken right thumb (day-to-day)
8/27D. SpanLeft hip inflammation (on 60-day DL)
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Nationals - Team News
Matt Williams - C
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Bud Black's name "has come up" in the Nationals'... He adds that "it isn't known" how high Black's name is on their list of candidates, but Heyman expects the Nats to go after someone with managerial experience....
Oct 5 4:40PM Read More
Matt Williams - C
According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Nationals are expected to consider Cal Ripken Jr. for... Matt Williams was fired Monday morning after a tumultuous 2015 season in Washington. Ripken had serious talks with the Nationals before they hired Williams in 2013 and the...
Oct 5 12:16PM Read More
Matt Williams - C
James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have fired manager Matt... It's not exactly unexpected. Washington had the 2015 National League MVP (Bryce Harper) and an ace who tossed two different no-hitters (Max Scherzer), but the club finished...
Oct 5 11:14AM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Mets. The double was Harper's 38th of the season. While there's not going to be a post-season opportunity for the 22-year-old outfielder, he's got a shot at the NL MVP due to a...
Oct 4 6:00PM Read More
Tanner Roark - R
Tanner Roark turned in a nice start to close out his regular season in Sunday's loss to the... It might be a lost season for the Nationals, but Roark at least went out in style. He scattered three hits while striking out six and walking one over his six shutout...
Oct 4 5:54PM Read More
Wilson Ramos - C
Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday. He's simply receiving some rest. Pedro Severino is getting his first career start behind the dish.
Oct 4 1:07PM Read More
Yunel Escobar - 3B
Yunel Escobar is absent from the Nationals' lineup Sunday. Escobar started both ends of a doubleheader Saturday after returning from a back injury, but he's back on the bench in this one. The Nats have Trea Turner at second base and...
Oct 4 1:06PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper (shin) is back in the Nationals' lineup Sunday. Harper sat out the second game of Saturday's doubleheader after being hit in the left shin with a pitch. He's sore but wanted to play Sunday with a batting title, home run...
Oct 4 1:02PM Read More
Wilmer Difo - 2B
Wilmer Difo fractured the fourth metacarpal bone on his left hand Saturday against the Mets. Obviously, he won't be competing in Sunday's season finale. Difo had a remarkable year in the minor leagues and should have a bright future ahead of him. Saturday was his...
Oct 3 11:20PM Read More
Max Scherzer - S
Max Scherzer threw a no-hitter in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets. It was the second no-no of the year for Scherzer, and he's done it against two playoff-bound teams. Scherzer struck out 17 and walked none, flat out dominating a Mets...
Oct 3 9:32PM Read More
Wilmer Difo - 2B
Wilmer Difo left the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets with an apparent... He suffered the injury sliding headfirst on an infield single. Dan Uggla replaced Difo at second base in the third inning. The 23-year-old has appeared in six games since...
Oct 3 8:49PM Read More
Ian Desmond - SS
Ian Desmond is not in the lineup for the second game of the Nationals' doubleheader Saturday... He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the first game of the doubleheader. Top prospect Trea Turner is starting at shortstop and hitting leadoff. Desmond's .234 average...
Oct 3 5:22PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper (shin) will not start Game 2 of the Nationals' doubleheader against the Mets. He belted his 42nd home run of the year in Washington's 3-1 victory earlier today but also took a Noah Syndergaard fastball off his left shin. Harper is one RBI away from...
Oct 3 5:13PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-1 win over the Mets on Saturday. Daniel Murphy misplayed a grounder to extend the eighth inning and Harper took advantage by taking Addison Reed into the second deck in right field. The NL MVP front-runner...
Oct 3 4:20PM Read More
Gio Gonzalez - S
Gio Gonzalez fired six scoreless innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Mets. While Gonzalez didn't get the win, he finished his year on a high note, allowing just three hits while walking three and striking out seven. He'll wrap things up with a 3.79...
Oct 3 4:19PM Read More
Last Results
10/4NYML 0-1
10/3NYMW 2-0
10/3NYMW 3-1
10/1AtlW 3-0
9/30AtlL 0-2
9/29AtlL 1-2
9/28vs. CinW 5-1
9/27vs. PhiL 5-12
9/26vs. PhiW 2-1
9/25vs. PhiL 2-8
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Final123 456 789 RHE
NY Mets00000001x150
  W: T. Clippard (4-1)   L: B. Treinen (2-5)   S: J. Familia (43)
  NYM HR: C. Granderson (26)
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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B. Harper1535211181723814299.330
Y. Escobar13953575168251956.314
I. Desmond156583691362721962.233
W. Ramos128475411091601568.229
M. Taylor138472491081521463.229

T. Moore00-1000.200.00
C. Robinson00-1001.010.00
C. Stammen00-5004.030.00
J. Papelbon43.5715902463.1562.13
M. Thornton21.667600041.1232.18
F. Rivero21.667490248.1432.79
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