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Matt Williams a candidate to manage Nats

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07:19 AM ET 08.09 | Matt Williams doesn't have the lengthiest of managing resumes, but it may not keep him from the big leagues. [Williams], the former Giants, Indians and Diamondbacks slugger who has been coaching in Arizona the past few years, has been mentioned as a potential Washington Nationals managerial candidate for next year. Williams is a bit of a surprise because he doesn't have an extensive managerial background, though he did interview and was a finalist for the Rockies' managing job that went to ex-Rockies player Walt Weiss last winter. Williams managed the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League. He is an extremely well respected as a coach because of his diligence and team-first attitude. The Nats are planning to conduct a search after this season.

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August 9, 2013  08:45 AM ET

He doesn't look any different from when he played.

August 9, 2013  08:51 AM ET

"He is an extremely well respected as a coach because of his diligence and team-first attitude."

carried over from his playing days...always liked this guy.

August 9, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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Good choice

Yeah - still bald.

August 9, 2013  02:56 PM ET

Matt is the heart of the D'Backs... Excellent choice which would make the Nats a scary team..

August 9, 2013  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He doesn't look any different from when he played.

He looks about 40 pounds lighter...

Must have cycled off The Cream :-)

August 9, 2013  06:52 PM ET

Pedro Martinez would be wellcome to the halos as a pitching coach, what say you halos? :-) :-)

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August 10, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Wally Backman, will get The Job!

August 10, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Williams would be a good candidate as long as he don't try to micro-manage. He would have to sit back and leave his talent play. Analyze your talent in spring training and make pitching moves and pinch hit when necessary. I see Williams would have a no tolerance policy for a lack of effort.

 
August 10, 2013  09:57 AM ET

I am sure Nationals will also look at other candidates as well. I'm sure there will be some managers let go after season that may get a look from nationals

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