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  1. Rizzo: Nats were negotiating with both Baker and Black

    Nov 5, 2015, 3:57 PM EDT

    Acknowledging the unique nature of the situation, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Thursday the club was simultaneously negotiating contracts with both Bud Black and Dusty Baker to be their next manager, had not selected Black for the job and ultimately didn’t make the decision to go with Baker instead because of a financial disagreement.…

  2. Process was a mess, but Baker’s hiring isn’t a mistake

    Nov 3, 2015, 11:58 AM EDT

    Had the Nationals simply hired Dusty Baker all along, had they picked him over Bud Black last week and agreed to contract terms, few eyebrows would have been raised. It would have been viewed both here in town and throughout the baseball world as a solid choice, a proven and successful manager taking the reins…

  3. Nats announce Baker hired, given multi-year contract

    Nov 3, 2015, 8:23 AM EDT

    In a stunning twist to cap a tumultuous 24 hours, the Nationals announced Tuesday morning they have hired Dusty Baker as their new manager, negotiations with initial choice Bub Black having fallen apart over the weekend. Baker, a 3-time NL Manager of the Year Award winner with 20 seasons of experience at the big-league level,…

  4. Nats’ deal with Black not finalized, door still open for Baker

    Nov 2, 2015, 11:11 PM EDT

    The Nationals’ hiring of Bud Black as their next manager is not yet a done deal, the two sides having been unable to work out final contract details, leaving the door open for the club potentially to offer the job to Dusty Baker instead, according to sources familiar with the situation. The Nationals’ front office…

  5. Beltway Baseball: Bud Black presents several unknowns for Nats

    Oct 30, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

    Mark stopped by the CSN office on Thursday to shoot some videos for SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live, so we decided to sit down and go a little bit more in-depth on the Bud Black hire in an it’s-been-too-long episode of ‘Beltway Baseball.’ First we discussed whether Black was the best candidate available. Then, we…

  6. Nats go with the safe, sensible hire

    Oct 29, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

    The Nationals’ planned hiring of Harry Ralston Black as their next manager isn’t going to cause people to leap out of their seats in jubilation. The 58-year-old everyone has always known simply as “Bud” isn’t the kind of guy who brings a commanding presence to every room he enters. He’s not going to march into…

  7. Source: Black to be named Nats’ new manager

    Oct 28, 2015, 9:43 PM EDT

    The Nationals plan to name Bud Black their next manager, a source familiar with the decision confirmed Wednesday night, but an official announcement isn’t likely until after the conclusion of the World Series sometime next week. Black, who managed the Padres from 2007-15, was selected by the Nationals from a pool of at least eight…

  8. Black, Baker in D.C. for second round of interviews

    Oct 26, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT

    The Nationals’ ongoing search for a new manager reached its second stage Monday, with presumed finalists Bud Black and Dusty Baker in town for follow-up interviews with the organization, according to a source familiar with the process. Black and Baker, both experienced big-league managers, appear to have separated themselves from a larger pool of at…

  9. Mattingly’s departure could impact Nats’ search

    Oct 22, 2015, 12:13 PM EDT

    Just as the Nationals’ managerial search appeared to be poised to enter a more advanced phase, a development on the other side of the country could throw some wrenches into the plan. Don Mattingly’s departure from Los Angeles early Thursday morning will have ripple effects across the majors, with the former All-Star first baseman now…

  10. Rizzo will “lean” toward new manager with experience

    Oct 5, 2015, 2:38 PM EDT

    In searching for Matt Williams’ replacement, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo intends to place a significant emphasis on candidates with prior experience, particularly in the big leagues. “Experience is always helpful,” Rizzo said during a conference call Monday afternoon to announce Williams’ firing. “It always adds a layer of expertise to anybody’s resume. We feel…





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