Yesterday, the Nationals announced its 2019 managers and coaches for 2019:
|Affiliate||Manager||Pitching Coach||Hitting Coach|
|Fresno||Randy Knorr||Brad Holman||Brian Daubach|
|Harrisburg||Matthew LeCroy||Michael Tejera||Brian Rupp|
|Potomac||Tripp Keister||Sam Narron||Luis Ordaz|
|Hagerstown||Patrick Anderson||Mac Jenkins||Amaury Garcia|
|Auburn||Ralph “Rocket” Wheeler||Franklin Bravo||Mark Harris|
|GCL||Mario Lisson||Larry Pardo||Jorge Mejia|
|DSL||Sandy Martinez||Pablo Frias||Freddy Guzman|
Bold = New to the organization
As you can see from the lack of italics, no one has been reassigned and there are just two new names: Mac Jenkins and Rocket Wheeler.
Jenkins had been player or coach in the Cincinnati Reds organization since 1986 but was shown the door last April along with manager Bryan Price. He returns to the minors where he was a pitching coach from 1990 to 2005.
Wheeler is a name that should be familiar to P-Nats fans as the manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from 2006 to 2010 during his 16-year stint with the Atlanta Braves. He returns to the NYPL where he was a manager for two seasons (St. Catharines, 1996-97) and a player (Utica, 1977).
We now return you to your January malaise…