Did Hall of Fame hitter, fried chicken aficionado, and one-time teammate of Nationals’ managerial candidate Dave Martinez (in Tampa Bay - 1998-99) break the news on the Chicago Cubs’ bench coach getting the manager’s gig in Washington? Hmmm? Does Boggs have the scoops?
Wade Boggs sent out an interesting tweet last night about what would be big news (if true), congratulating Martinez for getting the job in D.C., though subsequent reports have said nothing has been decided in the nation’s capital...
Congrats to former teammate Dave Martinez on the Nat 's job great baseball guy good luck— Wade Boggs (@ChickenMan3010) October 27, 2017
[ed. note - “Ummm, Wade, sorry, sir, but ‘Nat’s’ is not correct possessive apostrophe usage.”]
Without responding directly to Boggs’ tweet, Washington Post writer Chelsea Janes reported on Twitter last night that a source told her no decision on the Nationals’ managerial search has been made yet:
Just a non-update update: Nats have not offered the manager’s job to anybody yet, according to person familiar.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) October 27, 2017
Boggs hasn’t deleted the Tweet yet (as of 8:28 AM on Saturday). Are the Nats just waiting to make an announcement once the World Series ends? Is the search still on? Someone answer my questions? Anyone? Why is no one answering? Ahhh, forget it.
On to the links...
Why Joe Girardi does (and doesn't) make sense for Washington Nationals
"For the Washington Nationals, Joe Girardi makes lots of sense. The problem is he also makes lots of cents."
Washington Nationals interview John Farrell for managerial opening
"As of late Friday night, the Nationals had not offered the job to anyone, according to a person familiar with the situation..."
Nationals begin interviews for manager opening
"Martinez is currently considered the favorite for the job, according to a source, after spending the past 10 years learning behind manager Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay and Chicago."
Nationals interview Farrell; no contact yet with Girardi
"The Nationals interviewed one available World Series-winning manager today, but have yet to contact the other prominent name who also fits that description."
#Nationals interviewed John Farrell today, sources tell The Athletic. Dave Martinez front-runner for job, per sources and @jorgecastillo.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 27, 2017
Washington Nationals interview former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell
"The former Boston Red Sox skipper met with Nationals brass Friday, an MLB source confirmed to ESPN after it was reported by The Athletic."
Nationals likely will have the most expensive team in club history in 2018
"As of now, Washington has $129,146,000 committed to 10 players next season."
Joe Girardi Should Run From Nationals Job
"The Washington Nationals have tremendous curb appeal. You admire the manicured lawn and meticulous landscaping."
Nationals' Arizona Fall League overview
"For Taylor Gushue, it was anything but coincidence that his first full year in the Nationals system was also his best as a professional."
Did Wade Boggs just break the Dave Martinez to the Nationals news?
"According to Wade Boggs' official Twitter account, Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez will be named the new manager of the Washington Nationals."
Cardinals' new pitching coach blends old and new
"The first thing everybody will talk about is how prepared he is, how he arrives hours before the game, watches all the video, and in some ways is really his own advance scout."
initial word hearing out of DC is that girardi is "not likely." for one, nats don't believe in paying big bucks to manager.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 27, 2017