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Written by The Staff   
Saturday, 11 November 2006 19:17

Manny ActaManny Acta, the former third base coach for the NY Mets will become the second manager for the Washington Nationals, succeeding Frank Robinson. The report of the selection by Howard Fendrich of the AP goes on to say:

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Nationals hadn't made an announcement, said he had been told that Acta is getting the job.

He also said that, as of Saturday night, Acta had not formally informed the Mets he would be leaving.

Acta -- the Montreal Expos' third-base coach from 2002-04, before the franchise moved to Washington -- had been scheduled to interview with the Oakland Athletics on Sunday for their managerial opening, but he withdrew from consideration for that job.

 MLB.com has reported that Acta will be announced as the new manager on Tuesday. As Bill Ladson reports:

"[The Nationals] want to keep this quiet [until the announcement]," the source said. "Acta has the job. Manny is there."

This will be Acta's first managerial job in the Major Leagues. He spent the last two years as the Mets third-base coach and three years with the Expos in the same capacity from 2002-04.

Acta, 37, is considered one of the brightest young minds in baseball, and it showed during his interview with the Nationals in late October, according to a source familiar with the meeting. The club came away impressed with Acta, who spent most of the morning interview talking to Bowden. He also had afternoon conversations with Kasten and assistant general managers Bob Boone and Mike Rizzo. Acta would later meet with the Lerner family, owners of the Nationals.

 
 
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