Dec 4, 2012, 9:26 PM EDT
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Davey Johnson holds court before reporters today at the Winter Meetings.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — There are few managers in baseball more comfortable speaking their mind in front of reporters and cameras than Davey Johnson, so it was no surprise when the Nationals skipper didn't hold back this afternoon during his Winter Meetings media session.
Johnson spoke glowingly about today's signing of Dan Haren — which, remember, is still pending a physical — and made another impassioned pitch for Adam LaRoche to return to Washington.
He also had some revealing thoughts on Danny Espinosa, the Wilson Ramos/Kurt Suzuki catching situation, Game 5 of the NLDS and his motivation for 2013.
Here are the highlights, and there are plenty…
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