Davey Johnson still doesn’t have a contract with Nationals
It’s been assumed that Davey Johnson will manage the Nationals in 2013, but Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the two sides still haven’t agreed to a deal.
Johnson is technically under contract with the Nationals through 2014 as a senior advisor--which is the role he filled before replacing Jim Riggleman as manager in mid-2011--but Kilgore writes that “the language (and salary) of his deal must be altered before his return to the dugout is sealed.”
And that’s where it gets interesting:
Johnson has maintained all along that he’s perfectly fine waiting to get the contract settled, but clearly the situation is at least a little more complicated than initially expected.