Nationals Journal: davey johnson


Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/14/2013

Davey Johnson hopes to come to Nationals spring training

After initially preferring to stay away, the 70-year-old former manager plans to visit spring training during its latter stages.

By James Wagner  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Matt Williams talks with Davey Johnson, invites him to spring training

Johnson has said he wants to stay away from camp out of respect to the new manager, but Williams has since invited him.

By James Wagner  |  07:50 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Davey Johnson's best quotes as Nationals manager

In honor of his two and half years as Nationals manager, a look back at some of Davey Johnson's best quotes.

By James Wagner  |  11:23 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 AM ET, 09/29/2013

The Nationals win one for Davey Johnson

Dan Haren's excellent, season-ending start lifts Davey Johnson to an unusual benchmark.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:20 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Davey Johnson really wants to finish 300 games above .500 for his career

The Nationals have yet to decide on their Sunday starter, and the decision, strangely, may depend on Davey Johnson's overall career record.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:54 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Mathematically eliminated, the Nationals are still playing their regulars

Davey Johnson wants to make the Cardinals have to earn their NL Central title.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:04 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, denard span, playing out the string, Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Steve Lombardozzi leads the majors in pinch hits

Steve Lombardozzi has been a strong spot on a weak bench, but will it lead to more playing time?

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:17 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Steve Lombardozzi, Washington Nationals

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Davey Johnson honored by Nationals before Sunday’s game (updated)

In his final day as Nationals manager in front of the home crowd, Johnson is presented with a gift and love from his players.

By James Wagner  |  02:22 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Without the Nationals’ recent run, Davey Johnson would have offered to step down

If the Nationals had been mathematically eliminated with a significant portion of the season remaining, Davey Johnson would have offered to step down.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Davey Johnson: Bryce Harper ‘needs to quit’ bat smashing

Davey Johnson thought Bryce Harper looked rusty in his return from hip inflammation, but he was more concerned about Harper’s reaction to a strikeout.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Davey Johnson walks back ‘World Series or Bust’

Davey Johnson never would have predicted a World Series if he knew how the Nationals’ bullpen and bench would shake out.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:37 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 09/07/2013

Davey Johnson sticking with regular lineup until the Nationals are mathematically eliminated

Despite dire odds of reaching the postseason, Davey Johnson is not ready to start planning for next season just yet.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:10 PM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  call-ups, davey johnson, september

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Zach Walters, four others called up by the Nationals

The 23-year-old switch-hitting infielder hit a career-high 29 home runs this season with Class AAA Syracuse.

By James Wagner  |  08:14 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Espinosa, davey johnson, September call-ups, Zach Walters

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Bryce Harper playing through hip soreness

The outfielder's soreness has come and gone, but the team's trainer believes Harper can play. Davey Johnson was unhappy he didn't know about it at first.

By James Wagner  |  06:37 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Roger Bernadina faces the Nationals for first time

The former longest-tenured player in the franchise faces his old teammates for the first time.

By James Wagner  |  06:36 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:24 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Davey Johnson leaves with light-headedness, is ‘fine’

Davey Johnson lasted only four innings because a dizzy spell, but he expects to return Saturday night.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:24 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Stephen Strasburg, Davey Johnson avoid suspensions

MLB has decided not to suspend the pitcher or manager for their ejections or roles in Saturday's Nationals-Braves game in Atlanta.

By James Wagner  |  05:36 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/18/2013

Potential discipline for Stephen Strasburg, Davey Johnson; other notes from a wild night

Nats starter, manager could face discipline after Strasburg hit Justin Upton with a pitch in apparent retaliation for repeated plunkings of Bryce Harper.

By James Wagner  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, dan haren, davey johnson, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Wilson Ramos back after hamstring scare

The catcher says he feels a lot better, returning after missing two games with a tweaked hamstring.

By James Wagner  |  07:08 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Wilson Ramos' hamstring injury appears minor, to miss a few days

The catcher says the discomfort was less and in a different spot than his two previous strains.

By James Wagner  |  07:16 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Davey Johnson says Gio Gonzalez-Jayson Werth spat shows Nationals 'have a pulse'

Davey Johnson thought the confrontation between Jayson Werth and Gio Gonzalez showed the Nats still have life.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:54 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth, Washingtoin Nationals, Washington Nationals

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Jayson Werth, Davey Johnson leave early, should be fine

Davey Johnson (back) and Jayson Werth (knee) both had to leave the Nationals' victory early, but they both should be fine after an off day.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:22 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013

The Nationals' next manager

With the team having little to play for this season, it can start looking ahead to the question that will define its offseason.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, manager search, mike rizzo

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Davey Johnson takes stock of 'World Series or bust'

As the trade deadline nears, Davey Johnson takes stock of the Nationals' season and his 'World Series or Bust' slogan.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:16 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Davey Johnson expects the Nationals to stand pat

Davey Johnson backed Mike Rizzos' message that the Nationals are unlikely to make any moves at the trade deadline.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:56 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 07/27/2013

Mike Rizzo isn't mad at Tyler Clippard, won't fire Davey Johnson

After a hectic week at Nationals Park, Mike Rizzo commends Tyler Clippard and says Davey Johnson will be the Nationals' manager for the whole season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:03 PM ET, 07/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Drew Storen, mike rizzo, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Tyler Clippard sounds off after Nationals demote Drew Storen

The Nationals exposed simmering resentment about their decision to acquire Rafael Soriano when they optioned Drew Storen to the minor leagues.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:56 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Drew Storen, rafael soriano, Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals

Posted at 01:12 AM ET, 07/21/2013

Unpacking Davey Johnson's decisions, etc.

In a 3-1, 10-inning game that takes 4 hours and 7 minutes, there are going to be countless managerial decisions to unpack and argue about.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:12 AM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 07/06/2013

Davey Johnson's lineup switch paying off

Desperate to spark his sputtering offense, Davey Johnson switched Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth in the lineup. It's worked.

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:18 AM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, ian desmon, Jayson Werth, Nationals

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 07/06/2013

Davey Johnson to rest Bryce Harper the next two days

Davey Johnson plans to rest Bryce Harper on Saturday and Sunday

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:06 AM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/04/2013

Davey Johnson changes Nationals lineup, possibly going crazy

Davey Johnson changes the Nationals lineup, flipping Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth in the order, "because I'm supposed to do something."

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Lineups

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Davey Johnson on chemistry and the Nationals' bench

Davey Johnson believes the Nationals' bench makeup has tied directly to the "mood" of the team.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:18 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Are the Nationals playing tense?

Manager Davey Johnson agreed with Ian Desmond's assessment that this year's team hasn't been as loose as last.

By James Wagner  |  07:45 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Davey Johnson will serve as a coach for Bruce Bochy at the All-Star Game

Owing to a long history, Bruce Bochy invited Davey Johnson to join his all-star coaching staff.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:26 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/04/2013

Davey Johnson calls a Nationals team meeting

Feeling queasy about the Nationals' 14-strikeout performance Friday, Davey Johnson gathered his players for a meeting this afternoon.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Adam LaRoche will remain in the lineup, and Wilson Ramos is returning to it

Manager Davey Johnson is sticking with Adam LaRoche though his hellacious slump.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:18 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Atlanta Braves, davey johnson, Nationals, wilson ramos

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Davey Johnson sits Adam LaRoche for a mental break; more lineup changes may come

The Nationals manager wants to be patient but wants the first baseman to snap out of his funk, and the rest of the offense, too.

By James Wagner  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, davey johnson, Lineup

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Jayson Werth on Boston Marathon: Sporting event being targeted 'a scary thought'

Jayson Werth on Boston Marathon, sporting event targeted: 'a scary thought'

By James Wagner  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Jayson Werth to hit second, Bryce Harper third in Davey Johnson's ideal lineup

The Nationals' manager implies that his ideal lineup has Werth at two and Harper hitting behind him.

By James Wagner  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, davey johnson, denard span, Jayson Werth, Lineup, Opening Day, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 02/24/2013

Nationals-Marlins lineups, and Davey Johnson's Daytona 500 memories

Davey Johnson recalls riding in the pace car at the Daytona 500, and lineups for today's Grapefruit League game.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:52 AM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 02/16/2013

Davey Johnson will emphasize preventing stolen bases

The Nationals manager wants his pitching staff to improve at holding runners on base.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:07 PM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Pitchers, stolen bases

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 01/20/2013

Davey Johnson on Rafael Soriano: 'As it stacks right now, he's the No. 1 guy'

The Nationals manager was out of the country on vacation when Rafael Soriano signed. He returned to a surplus of late-inning relievers.

By James Wagner  |  11:29 AM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:54 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Bryce Harper, Davey Johnson receive their awards in New York

The Nationals young phenom and manager accept their NL Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year awards, respectively, at the New York chapter of the baseball writers' dinner.

By James Wagner  |  10:54 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Awards, Bryce Harper, davey johnson

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Davey Johnson on the passing of Earl Weaver

The Nationals manager, who played under the iconic Weaver when with the Orioles, reflects on his mentor.

By James Wagner  |  03:27 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Davey Johnson on Adam LaRoche, next season: 'We have a higher ceiling than last year'

The Nationals manager returns to Washington for a day to receive an award, and talk next season's expectations and the free agent first baseman.

By James Wagner  |  05:02 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Davey Johnson: World Series or bust' for Nationals in 2013

Davey Johnson says the the Nationals should be the favorite to win the 2013 World Series.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:34 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Bryce Harper, Adam LaRoche to attend Davey Johnson's charity golf tournament

Bryce Harper, Adam LaRoche and many others will attend Davey Johnson's first annual charity event to support the blind.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:14 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Davey Johnson named National League Manager of the Year

Davey Johnson convincingly won the National League Manager of the Year award presented by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:18 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/10/2012

Davey Johnson, Nationals officially agree to deal for return in 2013 season [UPDATED]

The two sides finally agree to a deal for the 69-year-old Johnson to return to the Nationals for the 2013 season, his final one as a manager.

By James Wagner  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Davey Johnson planning on retiring from managing after 2013

Barring a change of plans during the next year, Davey Johnson will manage one last season and then become a special adviser to General Manager Mike Rizzo in 2014.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:28 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Davey Johnson close to finalizing return to Nationals in 2013

Davey Johnson is almost set to come back to manage the Nationals in 2013.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:23 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Mike Rizzo expects Davey Johnson to return, not worried about contract status

With Manager Davey Johnsons contract status still unresolved, General Manager Mike Rizzo said without ambiguity he believes Johnson will return next season

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Davey Johnson, Nationals negotiations remain unresolved

The unusual, potentially uneasy situation has not changed: It is November, and the Washington Nationals do not have a manager under contract for the 2013 season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:55 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coaches, coaching staff, davey johnson

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Davey Johnson answers second-guesses, has ‘unfinished business’ for next season

Nationals manager defends his decisions in the Game 5 collapse and also said he wants to come back next season, motivated to complete what he started this season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:19 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 10/06/2012

Davey Johnson receives treatment for back: “I feel a heck of a lot better”

The 69-year-old manager received six cortisone shots in his lower back to ease the pain.

By James Wagner  |  06:36 PM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Davey Johnson pleased with the Baltimore Orioles playoff berth

The National manager, former skipper of the Orioles' last playoff appearance, pleased with their playoff clinching on Sunday; reflects on NL manager of the year award.

By James Wagner  |  06:31 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Davey Johnson concerned about planning with new MLB playoff system

With the Nationals close to clinching the National League East and a half-game up on the Reds for the top seed in the NL playoffs, Davey Johnson has a problem with planning.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:46 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Davey Johnson is going back to the postseason

It had been 15 years, before Thursday night, since Davey Johnson managed a major league team to the playoffs

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:20 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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