The Nationals will interview Dusty Baker and Ron Gardenhire


The Nats are interviewing seemingly everyone for their vacant manager position and, if they haven’t interviewed them yet, they’ve expressed interest. Phil Nevin. Bud Black. Ron Wotus. Alex Cora.

Add two more most familiar names to the list: Dusty Baker and Ron Gardenhire. Baker last managed for the Reds in 2013, while Gardenhire served as Twins manager until being replaced by Paul Molitor. Between them they have 33 years of managerial experience.

Which, given the Matt Williams Experience and its attendant lack of deftness with the basic mechanics of managing, weigh pretty darn heavy in their favor.