I guess the question comes down to: has Manny shown ANYTHING over the past 2.5 seasons at the helm that has shown you the Nationals would be losing an asset down the line? For me, he has never done anything strategically that made me take notice, and he has never seemed to be a guy that leads men.
In the end, I feel comfortable we are not firing the next Tony LaRussa or Joe Torre. At best, we'd be firing a Jim Riggleman type. He needs to go-