Dusty Baker suspects fatigue in Jonathan Papelbon's struggles vs. Padres

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said fatigue may have contributed to Jonathan Papelbon's poor ninth inning against the Padres.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker’s dozen: 13 excellent quotes from the Nats’ first half

Starting with his introductory press conference at Nationals Park in December, Dusty Baker has lived up to his reputation as a quote machine, in addition to being a pretty darn good manager. Here are 13 of our favorite Baker quotes from the first half of the season: Dusty Baker on being a manager “I’ve been a […]
Via DC Sports Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer had funny exchange with Dusty Baker on mound

Max Scherzer had a funny exchange with manager Dusty Baker during a mound visit in Saturday’s game. Scherzer threw yet another gem as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-1. The right-hander had a great start to the bottom of the seventh as he struck out the first two batters. But Scherzer walked the next batter, prompting a visit from his manager. The conversation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker: Expect Michael Taylor Back Soon

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals made an unexpected corresponding move in order to activate closer Jonathan Papelbon, choosing to option outfielder Michael A. Taylor rather than expendable starter Lucas Giolito. Skipper Dusty Baker addressed the issue with the media, saying that the move made sense for all parties. “We felt that Michael needed some at-bats,” Baker explained...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker and Revere on Taylor being optioned to Triple-A Syracuse - Byron Kerr

Following Monday's 1-0 loss to the Brewers, Nationals manager Dusty Baker discussed the decision to option outfielder Michael A. Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse. Right-hander Jonathan Papelbon was activated prior to Monday's game, so the team decided to send the outfielder to the Chiefs. Taylor was batting .225 in the first ... Read More
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker: ‘Latin and African-Americans’ bring more speed

Dusty Baker put his foot in his mouth a second time on Tuesday with cringeworthy remarks about how Latin and African-American players bring the most speed to teams, and how you can use that need to help yourself “with the need for minorities.” Baker made the remarks in an interview with ASAP Sports at the league’s winter meetings, answering a question about roster shortcomings...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker is not a bad hire

The Nationals were psychologically prepared to replace Matt Williams with Bud Black. But according to reports, they were less financially prepared to do that, so now they’re actually replacing Williams with Dusty Baker. For the organization, it’s something of an embarrassing turn, not because they ended up with Baker, but because they acted too cheaply to get their first...
Via Fangraphs
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker hired as manager of Nationals

The Washington Nationals have reached an agreement with Dusty Baker to make him the team’s next manager. After reports surfaced Monday night indicating contract discussions had broken down between the Nationals and former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black, the team turned its attention to Baker. Black was reportedly not pleased with Washington only offering him a two-year deal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals to offer managing job to Dusty Baker

In Dusty the Washington Nationals trust. CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman broke the news that the Nats will offer Baker their managerial job, which comes as a stunner after it was widely reported to be a done deal that former Padres manager Bud Black would get the gig. According to Heyman, Black was offered the job, but was massively underwhelmed by Washington’s contract...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker once smoked a joint with Jimi Hendrix

Long before he was a Major League Baseball player and manager, Dusty Baker was into music. The former two-time All-Star grew up in a household with parents who loved music, and he too fell for the blues. In light of his music-loving side, Baker has written a memoir called "Kiss The Sky" about his experience attending the famous 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, which featured legendary...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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