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    Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    June 7, 2006

    Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM
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    WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals hired former major-league manager and player Davey Johnson on Wednesday as a special consultant to general manager Jim Bowden.

    The 63-year-old Johnson will contribute to player personnel matters, including the evaluation and scouting of major- and minor-league players, the team said.

    Johnson managed for 14 seasons in the majors with the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers. He led the Mets to a World Series championship in 1986 and a division title in 1988.

    Bowden was the GM of the Reds teams that Johnson guided to back-to-back division championships in 1994 and '95. Johnson was named American League manager of the year in 1997 when he took the Orioles to a division title.

    More recently, Johnson coached the Dutch team at the Athens Olympics, managed the United States team in an Olympic qualifying tournament and was a bench coach for the U.S. team at the World Baseball classic.
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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    The rumors will be swirling in Washington now that Johnson is in the fold.

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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5
    The rumors will be swirling in Washington now that Johnson is in the fold.

    No way MLB lets Jim Bowden fire Frank Robinson. OTOH, I wouldn't be surprised if Frank quit because according to Marty he's got a really bad relationship with Bowden.
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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    I see both Bowden and Robinson being gone by next year.
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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    So much for Johnson saying he didn't want to get back into baseball.
    This is the Cal Ripkin Jr. of typos.

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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    I see both Bowden and Robinson being gone by next year.

    Probably. Bowden for sure.
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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    So, let me get this straight. There's a rumor out there that somebody has a hard time working with Bowden?
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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    It's too bad the Reds didn't bring Davey into their fold in a similar capacity. As a perceived Friend-of-Bowden, he may be back on the market when the new owners in DC tire of JimBo's antics.

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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    "deja vu all over again"
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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    No way MLB lets Jim Bowden fire Frank Robinson. OTOH, I wouldn't be surprised if Frank quit because according to Marty he's got a really bad relationship with Bowden.
    It seems everybody has a bad relationship with Bowden......except Peter Gammons.

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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    peter and jimbo must be best buddies these days

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    Re: Nats hire Davey Johnson as special consultant to GM (6/7)

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    It seems everybody has a bad relationship with Bowden......except Peter Gammons.
    I guess I look at this way, just because Marty said so doesn't exactly mean it's true... or perhaps inflated a little bit.
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