The Washington Post

If the Nationals win a game, the coach who brought up the lineup card has to do it again. Matt Williams has the best record.

The Nationals will see their former coach Trent Jewett in the opposite dugout.

The former Expos catcher and coach has spent nearly 20 years in the organization and one considered one of Nationals' best minor league instructors.

The bench coach spent four days in Arizona with Williams so the two could get to know each other better.

The Nationals' third base coach is being considered for a position under Lloyd McClendon, who had Jewett on his staff in Pittsburgh.

All but one member of the coaching staff will return next season under Matt Williams.

Randy Knorr, the players' choice to succeed Davey Johnson, will remain on board and serve as Matt Williams's bench coach.

Steve McCatty is now at the mercy of the Nationals' next manager, but he wants to come back and has the support of his pitchers.

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.

Tony Beasley, who managed Class AAA Syracuse last season, could replace now-Astros Manager Bo Porter as the Nationals’ third base coach.

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