Jim Riggleman resigned today. Let's discuss.
Just a statement. Clearly the upper management is not interested in a winning team if they let Riggleman go.
Did anyone see this coming?
How many managers in recent memory have had their contracts extended before the All-Star break? How many that didn't break .500 til late June? It seems like Riggleman believed he was due something he hadn't totally earned yet. He may have been a good ways toward earning it, but still -- they don't hand out the MVP award in August for a reason. I'm just gobsmacked by the selfishness of this.
If Rizzo wouldn't even have a conversation with Riggleman, I don't blame him for quitting. Yeah, the timing sucks. But that's a pretty disrespectful thing to do. I just hope this won't have a negative effect on the Nats' recent success. Aside from this announcement, it's been a great few weeks to be a Nats fan.
Does this recent turn of events put the Nationals ahead of the Redskins for the most dysfunctional franchise in the District?
There are some pretty good in-house candidates for manager for the Nats, but could they go really out there and make Pudge Rodriguez a player/manager for the rest of the season?
Why couldn't a chat like this be done as text? More questions could be taken, the responders could take a few moments to compose their answers. The Washington Post is a NEWSPAPER not a TV station.
From @youraidiot: "WTF?"