Published: Sat, October 21, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Dusty Baker won't return as Nationals manager

Dusty Baker won't return as Nationals manager

The Washington Nationals will not retain manager Dusty Baker after two years with the team.

"He is one of the true gentleman in our sport, and we thank him for the successes that we enjoyed together over the last two years".

Baker's replacement will be the club's fourth manager since 2013.

In two seasons, Baker led Washington to the first back-to-back division titles in team history and amassed a record of 192-and-132.

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The team also announced the contracts for the Major League coaching staff have also expired, and the search for a new manager will begin immediately.

In a letter to fans, the ownership called the move "an incredibly hard decision for us" and called Baker "one of the true gentleman in our sport".

It's possible the tenor of Baker's tenure shifted during the NLDS, when the club announced that the dominant Stephen Strasburg would not start Game 4 against the Cubs, despite a rainout enabling Strasburg to pitch on regular rest.

"I've given some thought to some things, but we were told that we were waiting until after the season to make a determination", he said at the time.

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When pressed on the matter, Turner said: "I would love to have him back".

Baker expected negotiations to pick up after the season ended.

"We're both confident that he'll be back with us", Rizzo said of Baker the day before the NLDS started.

Even though this ultimately wasn't our season, we remain devoted to that cause. Baker seems to have improved as a manager since his last job with the Reds, which is great, but his inability to win in the playoffs is probably too big an issue for a team that may be facing a single season as a contender before having to retool to replace Harper. His.593 winning percentage was the best in Nationals franchise history for a manger who led the team for at least one full season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

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