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Rizzo: Davey's part of the furniture

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08:04 AM ET 09.26 | Washington GM Mike Rizzo said Tuesday that he wants Davey Johnson back to manage the Nationals next year. Johnson's contract expires as a manager after this season, but he has one year left on his deal as a consultant. Entering Tuesday's action, Johnson had guided the Nationals to a 93-60 record -- the best season in club history -- and the team is close to clinching its first division title. Entering Tuesday's action, the magic number to win the National League East was at five. "I do want him back to manage next year. We've had initial discussions. We both feel comfortable where we are at in that process," Rizzo said. "I said it before, Davey is part of the furniture as long as Mike Rizzo is general manager of the team."

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September 26, 2012  11:05 AM ET

the nationals should had kept strasburg as the wildcard under their sleeve,,, because you never know WHO would fall apart in the playoffs,,,,

September 26, 2012  11:09 AM ET

as long rizzo is the GM of the team,,, there seems to be no problem with the GM,, at all,,,,sure johnson have to return back for the national...

September 26, 2012  11:48 AM ET

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I say bring him back.

September 26, 2012  12:06 PM ET

Johnson has been a good manager. It seems like eventually either the team burns out on him, or he burns out on the team, but they are nowhere near that point yet.

September 26, 2012  01:12 PM ET

They love screaming at each other, the new version of The Odd Couple!!!

September 26, 2012  01:38 PM ET

They'll work it out.

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September 26, 2012  05:27 PM ET

Get on board Rizzo and ride his coast tale, but just like in life in general it is not what you have done for me but what can do for me now, if you cannot do it your FIRED.

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