Dusty Baker wants to manage beyond this season, but hes only under contract through the 2017 campaign right now and he and the Washington Nationals are not engaged in talks about an extension according to a report. Second-year Washington Nationals skipper Dusty Baker told reporters earlier this Spring that he wanted to manage beyond this season after leading the Nats to a division crown and an NLDS loss in his first season in the nations capital in 2016. Baker, 67, returned to managing for the first time since 2013 and led the Nationals to 95 wins in his 21st season on the bench and the first year of the reported 2-year/$4M deal the veteran manager signed with the Nationals in late 2015.
The Adam Jones-Yadier Molina verbal skirmish is as predictable as it is annoying. Was every cultural nuance for the 16 World Baseball Classic teams explained in a booklet the players had to memorize before the tournament? No? Then it’s amazing there weren’t more moments like this. Jones, the Orioles outfielder, said Team USA's championship game win over Puerto Rico was motivated by Puerto Rico's choice to plan a post-tournament parade for the team before the final game. As Jones was raised, parades in pro sports are for championship teams. Red Sox fans are likely aware of this. As Jones was raised, discussing a parade before a title is secured suggests overconfidence. Rex Ryan fans are likely
The re-hiring of Bruce Arena as United States men’s national team head coach was always going to bring back nostalgia. In his first tenure as USA manager, Arena guided the Americans to a surprising quarterfinal run at the 2002 World Cup but also left the job in less glamorous circumstances after a disappointing