Dusty Baker will not return as Nationals manager

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    Dusty Baker will not return as Nationals manager

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    Bob Nightengale‏Verified account @BNightengale 8m8 minutes ago

    The #Nats were on verge of giving Baker a 2 year extension this summer until word leaked out, but told him it would be done after year.

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    Hope he goes to Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Hope he goes to Boston.
    I thought they were talking last night how Boston was leaning towards Joey Cora.

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    Odd they would let a really good manager go like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Hope he goes to Boston.
    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    I thought they were talking last night how Boston was leaning towards Joey Cora.
    The Red Sox are going to hire Alex Cora.

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    Cubs were a mess when he was there but he had 90+ wins in his last three years with the Giants, his last two years with the Reds, and his two years with the Nats. Well over .500 career mark. He'll be picked up soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Hope he goes to Boston.
    Just what the Red Sox need someone who wastes the prime of a great roster by sending fledgling veterans who aren't performing out there day after day...

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    Hall of Fame Manager, without question. Certainly needs to be willing to adapt some of his post-season strategies and tactics, but the body of work, overall, is very impressive.

    I'd take him back in Cincinnati in the time it takes me to eat an inverted 4-way at Skyline. (spoiler alert: not long!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Just what the Red Sox need someone who wastes the prime of a great roster by sending fledgling veterans who aren't performing out there day after day...
    You must have mistook me for a Boston fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    You must have mistook me for a Boston fan.
    Nope I mistook you for a Dusty fan. Apologies. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Nope I mistook you for a Dusty fan. Apologies. Haha
    Far from it, but I do feel sorry for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfTroy View Post
    Cubs were a mess when he was there but he had 90+ wins in his last three years with the Giants, his last two years with the Reds, and his two years with the Nats. Well over .500 career mark. He'll be picked up soon.
    Anybody can manage when they have loads of talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Anybody can manage when they have loads of talent.
    I would completely disagree

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    Everywhere he goes, he wins. Four different teams to the playoffs. Two different teams to the pennant. Lost a game 7 world series. As a player, he was probably better than 90% of players who became fullt time managers. Maybe #2 behind Frank Robinson.

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