A Week in Review with the Washington Nationals: Offseason edition
A weekly round-up of some of the big Washington Nationals and major league baseball stories over the past week.
Good Saturday morning,
Welcome to our first off-season edition of the Weekly Roundup.
In this week’s edition, I will be covering the latest moves in the Nationals front office, coaching, and the latest about the Major League Baseball playoffs don’t forget to check out our Fan Corner!
What happened this week
Major moves in the Washington Nationals front office
While the Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, we've seen significant developments in the Washington Nationals' front office and coaching staff this past week. Notably, the team has undergone some major changes.
Last week, news broke that several members of the coaching staff, including Washington Nationals bench coach Tim Bogar, third base coach/infield coach Gary DiSarcina, first base coach/baserunning coach Eric Young Jr., and assistant hitting coach Pat Roessler, will not be returning for the 2024 season. Pitching coach Jim Hickey and hitting coach Darnell Coles have managed to retain their positions, at least for now, although this situation could evolve.
However, these coaching staff alterations aren't the sole changes that have occurred during this offseason. The Nationals have been actively restructuring their scouting department. Several notable changes within the front office have taken place, particularly concerning their scouting department.
The departure of Johnny DiPuglia, the head of Latin America player development, and the transition of former scouting director Kris Kline into a new Assistant GM role are significant moves. Additionally, the Nationals have chosen not to renew the contract of their VP of Player Development, De Jon Watson.
In a recent announcement, the Nationals introduced Reed Dunn as the Assistant Scouting Director, who will work alongside the new scouting director, Danny Haas.
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