Five years after Stephen Strasburg’s magnificent MLB debut, ex-Nationals manager Jim Riggleman still believes in the magic of “Strasmas.”
But it’s hard to see the Nats being serious buyers at the deadline either.
So have some patience with Johnson and the Nats. The future is not now in Washington. It’s in 2012 and beyond.
“We could have absolutely no better choice to lead the Nationals at this time than Davey Johnson,” General Manager Mike Rizzo said.
He guided the Mets to a World Series title in 1986 and the Reds and Orioles to the post seasons in 1995 through 1997.
Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo joined Wise and Kushner today to share his feelings on Riggleman’s resignation.
The Nationals announced that bench coach John McLaren will be the interim manager, following Jim Riggleman’s sudden resignation.
Jim Riggleman: “I didn’t feel like they were totally committed to me so, it was gonna make it hard for me to totally commit to the ball club”.
Watch video of Riggleman explaining his decision along with GM Mike Rizzo’s press conference and reactions from Jayson Werth, Jason Marquis and Jerry Hairston Jr.
Washington, DC-Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman resigned today over his contract as the Nationals are over .500 this late in the season for the first time since 2005.