- The Washington Times - Friday, September 29, 2006

NATS’ NEXT MANAGER?

With Frank Robinson’s future now determined, the Nationals will begin the search for their new manager. Here’s an early look at some potential candidates:

JOE GIRARDI

Age: 41

Current job: Manager, Florida Marlins

The skinny: Girardi will be fired after only one season with the Marlins, but that’s not because he did a poor job. He will be the hottest manager on the market this winter, and his hometown Chicago Cubs will certainly be aggressive in pursuing him.

DAVEY JOHNSON

Age: 63

Current job: Manager, USA Baseball

The skinny: A former manager of Nationals GM Jim Bowden’s in Cincinnati, and very highly thought of around these parts for the job he did in Baltimore. Johnson, though, has said he’s not interested in returning to managing a major league club, and he has been out of the game for six years.

LOU PINIELLA

Age: 63

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