Continued from page 1

Johnson, as a consultant, will likely have a hand in choosing his successor.

“I would love to give managing a shot,” said Knorr, a former major league catcher and minor league manager who coached or managed the majority of the Nationals‘ homegrown players on the way through the system. “I would love it.”

“There’s only 30 jobs out there and I think I would be perfect for the job, but there’s a lot of other guys out there that can manage, too. I think I’d do a great job with it, but that’s up to Mike and Davey… I’m not going to do anything different. If they don’t see me in that respect, then that’s what they see. But I think I’m probably the best guy if Davey’s not going to do it anymore.”