Listach pleased after interview with Brewers
Nationals coach a candidate for Milwaukee managerial vacancy
Nationals third-base coach Pat Listach met for two hours on Tuesday with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and assistant GM Gord Ash about Milwaukee's vacant managerial position.
Listach said the interview went well and the trio talked about everything from the Major League roster to player development.
"It's was tremendous," Listach said by phone. "The interview was well-planned. They asked the right questions. It was very detailed."
Listach has a history with the Brewers. He was drafted by Milwaukee in the fifth round of the 1988 First-Year Player Draft. He would go on to play five Major League seasons with the Brewers. His best year was in 1992, when he hit .290 with one home run, 47 RBIs, 54 stolen bases and 93 runs scored and won the American League Rookie of the Year honors.
Listach has managerial experience, having skippered in the Cubs' Minor League system for four seasons, going 253-221. His best year was 2008, when he guided Triple-A Iowa to an 83-59 record.
In other Nationals news, it was announced Wednesday that Class A Potomac first baseman Tyler Moore was voted by fans on MiLB.com as the Advanced Class A Hitter of the Year for 2010. Moore's spectacular offensive surge sparked Potomac's run to the Carolina League championship.
Moore, who led the league with 31 home runs and 113 RBIs, was named the Carolina League MVP after being tabbed the circuit's Hitter of the Week four times over a six-week span.
After the All Star Break, Moore hit 22 home runs and drove in 71 runs in 64 games. His impressive numbers garnered Tyler recognition as the Nationals' Minor League Player of the Year.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also can be found on twitter -- @washingnats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.