Is it too soon to call the Nationals “’86 South”? According to the New York Post, Wally Backman is “considering the possibility” of teaming up in Washington with former Mets manager Davey Johnson.
Jayson Werth hit a three-run home run, and Yunesky Maya, filling in for traded starter Jason Marquis, earned his first career win for the Washington Nationals in a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night.
Carlos Beltran’s tenure with the Mets will very likely come to an end this week as the July 31st trading deadline approaches. Here is where Beltran ranks in some of the Mets’ all-time offensive categories.
68-year-old Davey Johnson, who will be forever remembered in New York for leading the Mets to the 1986 World Series title, is returning to the dugout — for the Nationals. “If you’re a Mets fan, it’s a sad day,” Ron Darling told the New York Daily News.
Davey Johnson was announced as the manager of the Washington Nationals on Sunday, three days after Jim Riggleman stunned the team by resigning.
Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry have always been linked. It figured that Doc and Straw would enter the Mets’ Hall of Fame together.