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After having the whole month of October to search for a new manager the Washington Nationals have named Matt Williams to fill the position. He replaces Davey Johnson who retired following the season.
Williams, a former MLB player, was most recently on Kirk Gibson’s staff with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He served as the D’Backs third base coach this past season.
A news conference is scheduled for tomorrow for the formal introduction as Williams as the new manager of the Nats. This is the first managers job in the Major Leagues for Williams.
The 17-year Major League vet was also a six-time All Star selection. He clubbed 378 home runs in the show and was a four-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award for the best hitting player at his position in his league.
Williams was more than just a slugger as a player he won four Gold Gloves for his outstanding defense on the hot corner. He was also an integral part of the Diamondbacks 2001 World Series champions.
Nationals general manger Mike Rizzo worked in the Diamondbacks organization as their scouting director when Williams was their third baseman. It is unknown at this time if Williams will keep any of Johnson’s staff.
With the Nationals hire of Williams that leaves vacancies in Seattle, Detroit and with the Chicago Cubs. It is believed that at least two of these teams are waiting to interview Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo.
Since Boston won the World Series on Wednesday night Lovullo could be interviewed for vacant positions in the next few days. Former Seattle and Cleveland manager Eric Wedge interviewed for the Cubs position this week.
Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach has interviewed for the open positions in Seattle and Detroit. ”Legendary” Lloyd McClendon, the Tigers hitting coach, has also interviewed with the Tigers and Mariners.
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Today, former Major League third baseman Matt Williams was officially announced as the new Manager of the Washington Nationals, thus officially ending the short Davey Johnson era in D.C. While some praise this hiring, others question it due to the lack of managerial experience Williams brings to the table. So the question becomes whether the hiring of out-of-house new blood...
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals formally announced the hiring of Matt Williams as their new manager.
Williams has been third-base coach for the Diamondbacks for the past three seasons, and news of his hiring was first reported a week ago, but the official announcement was postponed so as to not conflict with the World Series.
The Nationals will hold a news conference Friday...
Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr, the popular choice of Washington players to succeed Davey Johnson as manager, will return and serve the same role for Matt Williams, Knorr said in a phone conversation. The sides are still working out contract terms, Knorr said, but Knorr’s return is such a formality that he will attend Friday’s press conference introducing Williams as manager...
Former major league third baseman Matt Williams is the new manager of the Washington Nationals.
The Nationals will hold a news conference Friday to introduce Williams as the team's fifth manager since it moved to Washington from Montreal in 2005. He replaces Davey Johnson, who is retiring.
It is Williams' first job as a major league manager. He has only brief managerial...
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With MLB’s World Series news embargo lifted, the Nationals could make official what had been widely known for nearly a week: Matt Williams will replace Davey Johnson and become their next manager.
The Nationals announced Williams’s hiring today with a press release. A press conference will follow, perhaps tomorrow. Williams and Nationals officials will give their full thoughts...
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The Washington Nationals have officially hired Matt Williams to be their next manager. Williams replaces former skipper Davey Johnson, who retired at 70 at the end of the 2013 season. No announcement can be made now since Major League Baseball rules prohibit teams from making major news announcements during the World Series.
Matt Williams was formally introduced at 2PM today as the fifth manager in Washington Nationals baseball club history. Williams takes over for retiring former manager Davey Johnson.
Williams had a few quality things to say about this opportunity in DC.
On the opportunity at hand . . . “This isn’t a situation where you come in and something is broken. This is a great team...
Nats introduce new manager Matt Williams
Frank Robinson. Manny Acta. Jim Riggleman. John McLaren (briefly). Davey Johnson. Matt Williams.
Down below, video of the Washington Nationals introducing new manager Matt Williams at a press conference at Nationals Park on Friday.
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The Washington Nationals officially named Matt Williams as the team’s manager on Thursday, agreeing to terms on a multi-year contract with the five-time All-Star and former Arizona Diamondbacks coach.
“I am thrilled to welcome Matt to our organization and am confident he is the best choice to lead the Nationals at this time,” general manager Mike Rizzo said. “He is exceptionally...
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Dave McKay as first-base coach and shifted two current team employees to spots on manager Kirk Gibson's coaching staff.
The team said Friday that Glenn Sherlock will be the third-base coach and Turner Ward the hitting coach.
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