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Twitter reacts to the Washington Nationals reportedly hiring Dave Martinez

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The takes are fresh, the stove is hot, and the Tweets are mainly about money.

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Early Sunday morning, news broke that Chicago Cubs’ bench coach Dave Martinez would be joining the Nats as their seventh full-time manager.

Despite never managing before (other than in times in which Joe Maddon had been ejected), multiple outlets have reported that Martinez will be getting the longest guaranteed contract for a Nationals manager, good for three years and an option for the fourth year.

Obviously, coming off the coattails of Dusty Baker — who only got two years for below market value — this deal may have ruffled a few feathers. The value of the deal is unknown at the moment, but a three-year deal is inherently more likely to be more valuable than a two-year deal.

Twitter, needlessly to say, had plenty of takes, mainly surrounding the monetary value of the deal, which most people thought would be, uh, low.

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