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Nationals interview Trent Jewett for managerial vacancy

Oct 21, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

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The Nationals continue their search for Davey Johnson’s replacement, as Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that third base coach Trent Jewett has interviewed for the team’s vacant managerial position.

Jewett has been on the major league staff since 2010 and has 17 seasons of managerial experience in the minors, so he is plenty qualified for the position. He’s the fourth known candidate for the job, joining Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr, Padres executive Brad Ausmus, and Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams.

ESPN’s Buster Olney was told by a source late last week that he would be “shocked” if Williams didn’t get the job and Kilgore also views him as the favorite. The Nationals are coming off a disappointing year, but whoever gets that job will be in excellent shape to succeed right away.

  1. wogggs - Oct 21, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    “The Nationals are coming off a disappointing year, but whoever gets that job will be in excellent shape to succeed right away.”

    At least if you believe the Nationals’ GM. They are going to win the World Series every year, so keeping Strasburg out last season was absolutely the right thing to do. Oh wait, that hasn’t really worked out.

    • David Proctor - Oct 21, 2013 at 10:27 PM

      How long are people going to continue repeating this garbage?

      • natstowngreg - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:43 AM

        Probably, well into the next decade. Substitutes for thought like this can have very long shelf lives.

      • wogggs - Oct 23, 2013 at 6:26 PM

        I’m not sure. I am still taking a lot of pleasure in it.

    • rje49 - Oct 22, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      Well, being told you’re The Team To Beat seems more like The Kiss Of Death lately. Look at the 2013 Blue Jays and 2012 Red Sox for example.

  2. veraarnold - Oct 21, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Do you like acting as inhibited as you are at work in your own house, and having future work evaluations reflect how well you entertain as well as how well you do your job?
    Then by all means invite people from the office.
    you have to try at least once,
    I assure you will know the meaning of success….. ℬ­­­­A­­­­ℛ­­­1­­­7­­­.Ⅽ­­­­­O­­­­­­Ⅿ

    • natstowngreg - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      Wow, spam in response to a reblog. Is this some sort of record?

  3. chestercat1 - Oct 22, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Still rooting for Jewett…

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