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Nationals' Johnson says it's playoffs or bust

Posted on: February 28, 2012 1:19 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2012 1:21 pm
Davey JohnsonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Nationals manager Davey Johnson is confident in his team, even if others may think the Nationals are a year or two away.

"We should make the playoffs," Johnson told CSN's Kelli Johnson (via the Washington Post). "There's no doubt in my mind."

The TV reporter asked Johnson if he'd consider this season a failure if the Nationals didn't make the playoffs.

"No question in my mind," Johnson said. "And they can fire me."

The 69-year-old Johnson took over the Nationals last June and went 40-43 in his 83 games of the season.

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Since: Nov 20, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 8:51 pm

Nationals' Johnson says it's playoffs or bust

Good man.  Showing and inspiring confidence in his players.  Don't let the players rest on their "potential"; set expectations for them to strive for.

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