Baseball America released its rankings of the top 10 prospects in the Nationals organization, and the polished right-handed hurler tops the list.
All three on-air broadcasters are returning next season, their third season together.
The two finalists are to meet with the team as a decision could be made by the end of the week.
The Nationals have already spoken with both candidates, who are two of the seven people known to have interviewed for the job.
The Mets supplemented their strong pitching throughout the season and it paid off.
Mattingly knows the Nationals, and the Dodgers are now one of five teams in need of a manager.
The veteran reliever said he isn't sure when his mutual option will be decided upon, but he enjoyed his time in Washington.
The Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners approved the sale of construction bonds that will fund the project.
The Nationals' search for a new manager continues into a second week of interviews.
In which category would you place each National after the 2015 season?