VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Davey Johnson is fully embracing the high expectations he's placed on the Washington Nationals.
The 70-year-old Johnson is preparing for his final season as manager before retiring, and says he's ready to "take the heat if we don't play well."
Johnson and his team are full of confidence after finishing with the best record in baseball last season, winning the NL East with a 98-64 record.
Washington enters spring training with few roster openings, with Johnson believing he may have the best team he's ever managed.
"I'm not going to come out and say we're going to dominate, but I'm going to come out and say I expect us to play awfully well on both sides of the ball," Johnson said.