DUSTY BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Baker on Scherzer: "Most of his struggles have been early"

Nationals manager Dusty Baker talks about Max Scherzer's recent struggles.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Dusty Baker likes and doesn't like about the 2016 Nats so far

Ten games over .500 and in first place in the NL East, there's not a lot for the Nationals to complain about at the moment.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker likes his team, but wants them to get a little "meaner" - Byron Kerr

The Nationals went 16-7 in April and are 13-12 in May with five games remaining before June 1. Manager Dusty Baker has said in the past if you can win at least 15 games per month, you are on a pace to have a good shot at the postseason. "It ... Read More
Via MASN
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker — as enthusiastic as ever — gets his 1,700th win as a manager

Sixteen hundred ninety-nine wins and seven innings into his managerial career, Dusty Baker stood in the Nationals dugout, pumping his fist in the air, looking as if two decades of managing had not eroded his enthusiasm one bit. Starter Joe Ross had just used his 110th pitch to get an inning-ending double play, one that helped […]
Via Nationals Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker: Daniel Murphy 'more than I think anybody dreamed that he would be'

Amid a torrid start to his season, Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy will be given the night off by manager Dusty Baker for Thursday's series opener
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker says Nats have to 'ride the wave' of Strasburg's win streak

The formula has been a simple one for the Nationals of late: if Stephen Strasburg takes the mound, Washington will emerge victorious. It's been the case in
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 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
April 14, 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

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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