Davey Johnson Returning to Washingon

Ryan Gaydos@@RyanGaydosSenior Analyst IOctober 19, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Davey Johnson #5 of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout during the game against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 12, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
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According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, all indications are pointing to current manager Davey Johnson returning to the Washington Nationals to manage the team in 2012.

The announcement is expected to come after the World Series but GM Mike Rizzo has declined to comment on the situation.

Johnson is 68-years old and led the team to a record of 40-43 after he replaced Jim Riggleman in the middle of last season. Johnson has quite a lot of talent on the team and coming up in the future.

Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa, Drew Storen, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper could all help the club make a name for themselves next season in the National League East. Hopefully the division will be even more competitive than it was this season.