Bud Black will have his second interview with the Nationals on Monday
Update: Dusty Baker will also interview for a second time on Monday, per James Wagner of the Washington Post.
The Nationals have narrowed their search for a new manager down to two candidates: Dusty Baker and Bud Black. According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, Black is currently in Washington, D.C. and will interview for a second time with the Nationals on Monday.
After the inexperienced Matt Williams led his squad to a disappointing second place finish this past season, the Nationals are searching for a new manager with plenty of prior experience. Black managed the Padres from 2007 until he was fired 65 games into the 2015 season. Across those nine seasons, the Padres went 649-713 under Black’s leadership and never reached the playoffs.