Published: Mon, October 30, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Cubs coach will be next Nationals manager

Cubs coach will be next Nationals manager

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have finalized a three-year contract with Dave Martinez to become their new manager. The Cubs advanced to the NLCS in Martinez's other two seasons with Maddon in Chicago.

Davey Martinez will be announced as the new manager of the Washington Nationals after the World Series, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

The 53-year-old Martinez doesn't have any managerial experience, and therefore represents a stark departure from Baker, who was the winningest active manager when his Nationals' tenure ended.

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Martinez emerged over the weekend as the Nationals' likely choice to replace Dusty Baker from a limited field of known candidates that included former Red Sox manager John Farrell and Mets hitting coach Kevin Long. After getting so little time off this year, Ross is said to be waiting until after the World Series is over before even considering anything else for next season. He worked for the Rays as an instructor for a couple years before coming on as the team's bench coach after the 2007 season, working under Joe Maddon. Since the Lerner family purchsed the club in 2006, no manager had been guaranteed more than two years, not even established and successful skippers like Baker and Davey Johnson. Exactly how much of Maddon has rubbed off on Martinez remains to be seen, but the Nationals' new manager does have a history of playoff success.

The 53-year-old also spent 16 years as an Major League Baseball player with the Cubs, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays.

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