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Nationals to name Martinez manager

Nationals to name Martinez manager

Meaning it won't be easy for the Cubs to pull Ross back in after Sunday's news that Dave Martinez will be the next Washington Nationals manager. The Cubs advanced to the NLCS in Martinez's other two seasons with Maddon in Chicago.

The Washington Nationals have reportedly hired Davey Martinez, a man with no previous managerial experience, to replace Dusty Baker. The Nationals also reached out to Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora, who was already closing in on a deal to become the next manager of the Boston Red Sox at the time.

An apprenticeship under Joe Maddon is a legitimate strength on a managerial resumé, and there's no particular reason this won't work. The two were together with the Cubs for the past three seasons, including that team's 2016 World Series championship. Since the Lerner family purchsed the club in 2006, no manager had been guaranteed more than two years, not even established and successful skippers like Baker and Davey Johnson. Martinez was mainly an outfielder.

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Martinez had a 16-year run in the Major League Baseball playing for the Cubs, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Atlanta Braves from 1986 to 2001. An official announcement is not expected to come until after the World Series, which is typical for such things.

The Washington Post noted that Martinez had a full-day interview while Farrell's confab with the team was much briefer. He has interviewed for several openings in recent years, including the Nationals job four years ago, but to date has not been selected.

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