Dusty Baker not returning in 2018 to manage the Washington Nationals

@Deepizzaguy (13843)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
October 20, 2017 6:42pm CST
I am just wondering what goes through the mind of the Lerner family who own the Washington Nationals who decided not to renew the contract of their manager Dusty Baker today. Baker was hired in 2015 to manage the Nationals after the attempts to hire Bud Black to manage the team fell through. Baker led the Nationals to two National League East Division titles in the two years of managing the team. But since the Nationals were eliminated in the National League Division Series, the Nationals management decided to have a change in the managers post. Baker should be able to land on his feet next year since there are going to be some open manager positions in the Major Leagues before the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball season or even land on his feet as a coach for a Major League Baseball team.
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@FourWalls (14207)
• United States
20 Oct
I wrote about this earlier. I think it's not just that he didn't make it this year (and last year), but his history. I'm more perplexed as to why Bryan Price, with a slightly higher losing percentage than Baker's winning percentage, still has a job. But it's not the first time it's happened, not even this post-season (John Farrell).
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@Deepizzaguy (13843)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
20 Oct
I have always wondered why Bryan Price is still managing the Cincinnati Reds despite their losing ways and Baker and Farrell are canned just for losing in the first round of the playoffs.
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@FourWalls (14207)
• United States
21 Oct
@Deepizzaguy -- my brother and I have come to the conclusion that Price has dirt on the Reds ownership, or pictures, or something. There's no legitimate way on this earth a team that consistently finishes last keeps the manager.
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@Deepizzaguy (13843)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 Oct
@FourWalls That could be true that Price may have some dirt on his bosses in Cincinnati to remain their manager for so long.
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@JohnRoberts (60142)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Oct
Relax into retirement, Dusty.
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@Deepizzaguy (13843)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 Oct
I agree with you John. Dusty had a great career as a manager in the Major League even though he never won a World Series ring as a manager.
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