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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals to interview Dave Martinez, Kevin Long in manager search; Victor Robles goes to AFL

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The latest information on the Nationals’ search for their next manager + the Nats’ top prospects headed out to the Arizona Fall League...

Divisional Round - Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals - Game Five Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Alright. So, let’s say the Nats bring in three more candidates outside of Kevin Long and Dave Martinez. Assuming they can interview two a day, then they could be done with the first round of interviews by Thursday, which means the second round of interviews would probably be on either Friday or Monday. Wednesday press conference, anyone?

Here’s the latest from Nats Park.

Nats to interview Cubs' Dave Martinez, Mets' Kevin Long for managerial openings
A bench coach and a hitting coach from two major metropolises are the first names on Washington's call sheet.

Nats will interview Cubs' bench coach Dave Martinez
Martinez is Joe Maddon's bench coach in Chicago, and knows how to beat the Nationals. If he can catch on, the Nats will hope that he can use that knowledge to turn the team's playoff success around.

Randy Knorr returns to Syracuse as Triple-A manager
Knorr will replace former manager Billy Gardner.

Victor Robles added to AFL roster
Robles led off last night, and, unsurprisingly, got off to a running start. This guy may be decent.

The Nationals' managerial search widens
Dave Martinez and Kevin Long are both names that have popped up thus far.

Ray Knight, Nats' TV analyst, arrested and charged with assault
Knight had a fight with an acquaintance, sending him to the hospital and to jail for the evening.

Nats already running out of options in managerial search
The Nats started late and never got the chance to talk to some top candidates, such as Alex Cora, Mickey Callaway, and others.

What in the world were the Nats thinking by letting Dusty Baker go?
I mean, other than, we want to save money, because that's never it, right?

What would a double-elimination bracket in the playoffs look like?
Would some of the randomness and weirdness be eliminated if teams got two shots at advancing to the next round?