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Black and Roenicke Return to the Angels

By Ryan W. Krol (Founder)

The Los Angeles Angels have had a philosophy in place for several years now that helped bring the franchise it’s first World Series, as well as six playoff appearances in an eight year period, from 2002 through 2009. 516 more words

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Rizzo: Nats were negotiating with both Baker and Black

Acknowledging the unique nature of the situation, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Thursday the club was simultaneously negotiating contracts with both Bud Black and Dusty Baker to be their next manager, had not selected Black for the job and ultimately didn’t make the decision to go with Baker instead because of a financial disagreement. 650 more words

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GM: Nationals Negotiated With Bud Black, Dusty Baker Simultaneously

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the team negotiated contract terms with Bud Black and Dusty Baker simultaneously before hiring Baker as manager. 112 more words


Nationals Stars in Good Hands With Baker

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Nationals hiring Dusty Baker instead of Bud Black, who was originally believed to be the selection, the commentary has mostly focused on criticism of the Nationals and criticism or praise of Baker. 533 more words


Baker Hiring Process Casts Nationals in Ugly Light

WASHINGTON — The immediate response to the Nationals’ surprise hiring of Dusty Baker instead of Bud Black elicited plenty of responses all across the spectrum. Some commenting on the move prefer Baker to Black, others aren’t fond of Baker, saying he can’t win the World Series or he’s too old school to manage in the modern era. 361 more words


Keeping the "fun" in dysfunctional

The Washington Nationals officially named Dusty Baker as their new manager today.

Baker, a three-time manager of the year, gives the Nationals a proven winner who has the experience to handle a clubhouse better than… 94 more words


Nationals Name Black, No, Baker Next Manager... Fallout Lingers

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals have found their next manager, again, reversing course from a previous decision to hire Bud Black last week, by instead naming Dusty Baker the sixth skipper in franchise history on Tuesday. 1,052 more words