Jim Riggleman Named Nats Manager

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Thursday, November 12, 2009 | , , | 0 comments »


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The Nationals have selected Jim Riggleman as their 2010 skipper, promoting the former interim manager to the full-time position.  All of Washington's coaches from this season were assured by general manager Mike Rizzo they would be retained either on the big league staff or elsewhere in the organization (Former bullpen coach Randy Knorr already agreed to become manager at Class AA Harrisburg.).

*On a personal note, I think that it is a little odd that the Nats were so hush hush on the managerial search and then decided to make manager announcement on the website late Wednesday night.  Why not wait until Thursday to do a formal announcement and give Ryan Zimmerman a few hours to enjoy his Gold Glove?