Dusty Baker wishes he were still managing Nationals
Dusty Baker was, in the minds of many, let go prematurely by the Washington Nationals after the 2017 season, with a number of fans believing that he should have been given a longer tenure in charge.
Baker agrees — and sometimes he wishes he was still with the franchise.
Dusty Baker on the #Nationals : "They still have outstanding talent. I still root for the players. I get calls and letters from people who miss me, and quite frankly, I wish I was there too sometimes." #MLB @MLBNetworkRadio
— Casey Stern (@CaseyStern) May 10, 2019
Baker roots for the players, but he made it quite clear after his dismissal that he had some issues with the front office’s handling of things. He posted a .593 winning percentage with the Nationals before leaving, while his successor, Dave Martinez, is at .485 and has yet to make the playoffs. Baker may yet get the last laugh.