Acknowledging the unique nature of the situation, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Thursday the club was simultaneously negotiating contracts with both Bud Black and Dusty Baker to be the
Dusty Baker will formally be introduced as the sixth manager in Nationals history at 11 a.m., donning a curly W cap and home jersey for the first time during a news conference at Nationals Park.
Dusty Baker presumably didn't know he would be the Nationals' next manager last weekend. He was hired somewhat suddenly Tuesday after negotiations with original choice Bud Black fell through.
Mike Maddux, a longtime and well-respected big-league pitching coach, will hold that role on Dusty Baker’s staff with the Nationals, the club announced Wednesday.
What’s the best way to become a major league manager? Have experience managing in the major leagues, of course.