Nats brass still mulling Acta's fate
The Nationals are discussing manager
The general belief is the team should be better than 16-45 and that someone needs to take the fall, so barring a turnaround, that person will likely be Acta. The Nationals already fired pitching coach
The Nats are off today but open a series against the Yankees in New York Tuesday night. If Acta's bosses are hoping to see wins quickly, he has a difficult task this week.
Acta is very well-liked by the Nationals, who admire his patience. However, sources say they wouldn't mind seeing a little more fight and feistiness out of him as the club's struggles worsen. That's a common complaint about managers on losing teams.
SI.com and Foxsports.com first reported on Saturday that Acta was likely to be fired in the coming days.