For Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson, Managing Is About Letting Players Play |

Posted: September 24, 2012 in Nationals
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WASHINGTON — During Spring Training, Davey Johnson told a reporter he should be dismissed as manager of the Nationals if they didn’t finish in first place this season. It’s pretty safe to say that Johnson won’t be relieved of his duties.

The Nationals are headed to the postseason and are close to clinching their first division title. The magic number to clinch the National League East was six entering Sunday’s game with the Brewers.

Talk to Johnson about his prediction and he will tell you that he saw the team’s good fortune dating back to September of last year, when they called up players such as infielder Steve Lombardozzi, Craig Stammen and Chris Marrero. As a former consultant for the team, he already knew about Tyler Moore, who had hit a combined 61 home runs in two Minor League seasons, and Bryce Harper, who was one…

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