Baker, Nats players and coaches visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center - Byron Kerr

Nationals manager Dusty Baker, coaches and players visited service members and their families at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center this morning. Players in attendance included Tanner Roark, Michael A. Taylor, Joe Ross, Danny Epinosa, Blake Treinen, Oliver Perez and Matt den Dekker. Baker said it meant a great ... Read More
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker sticks with usual lineup to back Gio Gonzalez

Despite yesterday’s light offensive showing, and steadily slow starts from several regulars, Nationals Manager Dusty Baker is sticking with his go-to lineup Wednesday night against the Phillies. Anthony Rendon (.241) and Ryan Zimmerman (.250) will continue to sandwich Bryce Harper, whom the Phillies pitched around three times Tuesday night. Michael  A. Taylor, who has two […]
Via Nationals Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker on Nats' clubhouse chemistry, working with GM Mike Rizzo

Dusty Baker had heard the stories about the Nationals' dysfunction, but hasn't seen any of it so far.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates-Diamondbacks wacky game included a pitcher playing left field

Dusty Baker called the Washington Nationals’ 16-inning victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday the craziest game he’s ever seen. Well, there was another game going on in Major League Baseball on Sunday that was just about as bonkers. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-10 in 13 innings at Chase Field, in a game that went over five hours, had 43 total...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker on getting hit by a pitch and Rendon's leadership skills - Byron Kerr

Nationals manager Dusty Baker had some intriguing thoughts on a couple of game situations that occurred in Friday's 8-4 win over the Twins. In that game, Danny Espinosa and Chris Heisey were hit by pitches. Baker was asked before Saturday's game if Espinosa showed toughness on the part by being ... Read More
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker on managing to win with players in mind - Byron Kerr

PHILADELPHIA -- Manager Dusty Baker knew that during this portion of the schedule, the Nationals would be in the midst of 16 games in a row without an off day. So at the end of the Braves series, he rested two starters for each of the final two games. The ... Read More
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker has funny quote about Stephen Strasburg illness

Dusty Baker had some funny comments about Stephen Strasburg pitching through an illness on Thursday. Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday with the flu. He was able to make the start Thursday against the Atlanta Braves, but it wasn’t easy, apparently. Nationals manager Dusty Baker touched on how tough it was for Strasburg to suit up for the game. Dusty...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 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

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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