Posted October 18, 2012

Davey Johnson hopes to return to the Nationals

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Former Nationals manager Davey Johnson recently said he would like to return next season.

Manager Davey Johnson recently told The Washington Post he has a feeling of “unfinished business” and wants to return as manager:

“Is there some unfinished business? Yeah, there’s some unfinished business. But that’ll be up to ownership. That ball is in their court. I don’t have a bad feeling, and I don’t mind waiting until November like last year.”

The Nationals faced a crushing loss last season in a winner-take-all postseason game against the Cardinals, losing a four-run lead.

Johnson currently has a contract with the team to be an adviser next season, a contract that would have to be reworked.

“I’d like to be back. They haven’t asked me my opinion,” he told [The Washington Post]. “But I have a good relationship with Rizzo and we’ve talked about if I come back, we’ve had some discussion on the coaching staff and players. I don’t have a contract. I guess when they get around to it, they’ll get around to it.”

While Johnson said he and general manager Mike Rizzo have discussed a possible return, the ultimate decision rests with the team’s ownership.


2 comments
CPUtalking2U
CPUtalking2U

This is the same manager who had a pitcher on his team for years who used pine tar in his glove-- then after the guy gets traded to the Rays  and when Nats and Rays played interleague play, Johnson ratted the pitcher out...  NO  CLASS !

RockyFortune
RockyFortune

so over-rated..this guy has done so little with so many teams with talent...the mets teams should have won multiple WS titles..Baltimore, Cincy, all teams that fell apart come playoff time...