Monday, October 31, 2011

Davey takes over

Washington Nationals announce that Davey Johnson will stay on as manager for the 2011-2012 season. Johnson took over in mid June last year and went 40-43 to finish the season one game under .500 at 80-81. Davey has some lofty expectations for his club for the immediate future and has made that very clear:

"Winning the pennant. Winning the division. Winning the National League. . .I couldn't have said that last spring. I didn't think the talent was ready," Davey explained. "But after being there and seeing the progress that some of the young players made, I think we definitely can contend. And I would be sorely disappointed if we didn't do just that. The talent's there."

We shall see, Mr. Johnson. We. Shall. See.