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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    Ask Tony Perez if they know about it.
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    If I bump into him I'll ask him if his stint as a manager in Cincinnati 18 years ago could be used as a comparison to the 2011 Jim Riggleman incident.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    OK

    If I bump into him I'll ask him if his stint as a manager in Cincinnati 18 years ago could be used as a comparison to the 2011 Jim Riggleman incident.
    I'm afraid he'd beat you down if you did that.
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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Who knows the real story. Nats may have been stringing him along for some time. As a veteran MLB guy....I doubt he just blew his top and made an irrational decision after they finished the sweep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    Who knows the real story. Nats may have been stringing him along for some time. As a veteran MLB guy....I doubt he just blew his top and made an irrational decision after they finished the sweep.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...g.html?hpid=z2
    “When is the right time, you know?” Riggleman said. “August? No. Last October is the right time. It’s been festering for me since last October, and I told Mike that when I spoke to him before.”

    “I’m 58,” Riggleman added. “I’m too old to be disrespected.”

    Riggleman, a Rockville native who took over the interim at the 2009 all-star break, has believed since prior to the season that not having his option for 2012 picked up would lead to a lack of authority in the clubhouse and represented a lack of confidence from ownership. Riggleman approached Rizzo several times during the season to discuss the option.

    “I felt that the time wasn’t right for me to pick up the option as of this time,” Rizzo said. “Certainly, today’s conversation, put to me in the way it was put to me, you certainly can’t make that decision in a knee-jerk reaction. It’s too big of a decision to be put in that position.”

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Good for Jim.
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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    Good for Jim.
    Walter Alston managed every year with a 1 year contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Walter Alston managed every year with a 1 year contract.
    As did pretty much every pro athlete and manager, yes?

    It's an odd story for sure.....certainly more to come out in the coming weeks.
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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Buster Olney thinks Davey Johnson will take over, per Twitter. First McKeon gets a job, then Davey. Can Pinella be far behind????

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    Can Pinella be far behind????
    Sorry, but Jim Bowden is suggesting ...

    wait for it ...

    Bob Boone.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    I suspect Jim Riggelman just had his last manager job. Manager's are just commodities. Plug one in. If I was a GM I wouldn't hire him after this.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    As did pretty much every pro athlete and manager, yes?

    It's an odd story for sure.....certainly more to come out in the coming weeks.
    A lot of managers had 2-3 year contracts too. Alston originally got the job because Dressen demanded a 2 year contract.

    Dressen ended up in DC and then Detroit, never won again.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    These days even the managers are at least millionaires, and doesn't it seem like they aren't waiting to get fired?

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    Sorry, but Jim Bowden is suggesting ...

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    Bob Boone.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    Sorry, but Jim Bowden is suggesting ...

    wait for it ...

    Bob Boone.

    https://twitter.com/#!/NFA_Brian/sta...34097663574016
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    Re: Nationals' manager Riggleman resigns

    I don't understand how he's being disrespected. You signed a contract, it's not like he's been successful in DC. Being one game over .500 in June does not mean you should have your option picked up. Look how bad it went for the Marlins in a hurry.

    Honestly, I think Riggleman tried to go on a power play with his winning streak and it blew up in his face.
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