Despite leading the Washington Nationals to back-to-back division titles, manager Dusty Baker will not be returning to the team next season. Baker’s contract expired after this season and the Nats said via a statement that he’s not getting a new one:
Baker, 68, was the Nationals’ manager for two seasons. He won 97 games this season and 95 in 2016. But for a team that’s been chasing its first-ever win in a postseason series of any kind, Baker ultimately failed in the biggest task — getting the Nats over the postseason hump.