Clark accepts role with Nationals
Roy Clark’s 11-year tenure as the Braves scouting director came to a close on Tuesday, when Clark informed general manager Frank Wren that he had accepted the opportunity to become an assistant general manager with the Nationals.
Throughout the summer there were indications that Clark was angling to find an organization that would allow him to oversee both the scouting and player development departments. It’s believed that the Nationals are going to provide him this opportunity.
Sources have indicated that Clark has already started calling scouts to see who is willing to join him in Washington.
There’s no doubt that Clark is one of the game’s best talent evaluators of amateur talent. But a team source indicated that his departure could allow the Braves scouting department to be a more cohesive unit.
Roy has always been good to me and I wish him all the luck as he and GM Mike Rizzo attempt to build the Nationals organization into a winner.