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Friday, October 25, 2013

Matt Williams to manage Nationals

The Washington Nationals wasted no time in their search for a new manager. As Davey Johnson completed the season as the manager, Nats General Manager, Mike Rizzo led the search for a new manager. Rizzo, who previously worked in the Diamondbacks' front office, found his man. Matt Williams, who has served a first base for the Arizona Diamondbacks for the past four seasons, will be the next manager for the Washington Nationals.

Williams, who was on pace to break Roger Maris' record in 1994 before the season was cut short due to a strike, will bring the same intensity as a manager. In fact, Williams, as a coach, has shown he's not afraid to mix it up for in defense of his players. Earlier this year, Williams and Los Angeles Dodger's hitting coach, Mark McGwire, were grabbing each other's jerseys in the middle of a brawl.

Johnson was the laid-back, quiet manager who still got some results; Williams will be opposite. He'll be an "in your face" kind of guy. With the talent that the Nats have, I wouldn't be surprised if he gets results, as well.