Dusty Baker splits up the lefties, slotting Ryan Zimmerman between Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy

DENVER — When Dusty Baker first took over these Nationals, he thought Ryan Zimmerman would fit well in the fourth spot, between lefties Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy, a place in which he could foster balance and serve as the “RBI man” Baker always knew him to be from across the field. Early in 2016, […]
Via Nationals Journal
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Baker updates on Harper, Wieters, bullpen and Solis - Byron Kerr

DENVER - Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Bryce Harper and Matt Wieters were not in tonight's starting lineup for the opener against the Rockies in Coors Field because they needed a day of rest. With the Nats facing their first left-hander of the season in Tyler Anderson, Baker decided to ... Read More
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with New York Mets + Dusty Baker on Trea Turner...

Trea Turner came off the 10-Day DL on Friday night and made his return to the lineup on Saturday. Dusty Baker seems more convinced Turners hamstring is better now...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago

Nats reportedly willing to talk contract extension with Dusty Baker

The Washington Nationals may be cruising down Baker Street for a bit longer. According to a report by Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post on Tuesday, the Nationals are willing to discuss an extension with manager Dusty Baker, who is entering the final year of his contract in 2017. Baker, 67, led Washington to a 95-67 record and a National League East division title in his first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker reunites lost boy with family at Nationals event

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker played the role of Good Samaritan over the weekend by helping reunite a lost nine-year-old boy with his family at the team’s annual WinterFest event. The story goes that Baker learned that Max Antonacci got separated from his parents at the event. Baker, who was participating in a coaches panel at the time, summoned the youngster on stage...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker gives epic response to simple question on offense

With the Washington Nationals scoring one run in each of their past three games, it was predictable that manager Dusty Baker would be asked about his team’s offensive struggles. However, Baker’s response was anything but predictable. The Nationals boss managed to talk about this topic at length, thanks to an anecdote from his days at school. While the answer is long and ends...
Via The Comeback
August 11, 2016  |  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

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