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07:22 AM ET 10.17 | Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams may soon have himself a promotion in a new city. The Nationals recently interviewed [Williams] to fill their vacant managerial position, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. Williams has long been expected to contend for the job because of his close ties to General Manager Mike Rizzo. ... Williams joins Padres front office assistant Brad Ausmus as the two known outside candidates who either have or will interview for the job. Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr and third base coach Trent Jewett are also candidates. ... Rizzo has declined to address the Nationals' managerial situation. But one person close to the situation said, "Rizz has always been a big fan of Matt." Rizzo has spoken in the past about his fondness for Williams.

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October 17, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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Nats need some fire. Williams? Maybe.

Someone under 70 would be a good place to start.

October 17, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Matt's wife (if they're still maried) was some kinda honey back in the day. "Blame It On Rio" almost killed me back in those testosterone-fueled days.

October 17, 2013  10:56 AM ET

Williams would be a great manager, great for the players and has a lot of fire. The Diamondbacks will miss this guy for sure..and who will hold back Mark McGwire when the first Diamondbacks pitch against the Dodgers in 2014 is sure to plunk the LA batter?

 
October 17, 2013  03:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nats need some fire. Williams? Maybe.

I am not sure Williams is about fire... He is more of a Bochy type manager... Smart move by the Nats...

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