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    Nationals' manager Riggleman resigns

    Somewhat random:

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    This is a shocker: Riggleman has resigned from #Nationals, according to his agent, Burton Rocks. #MLB

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Something's up here. They've been around .500 this year, best they've done in a while... this is nothing like the FLA situation. Could be a family thing maybe... IDK.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    GM Mike Rizzo has announced that Jim Riggleman has resigned due to displeasure over his contract situation.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    They had won 9 of their last 10 games. So yeah, needless to say, something must have been up lol
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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    From the sounds of it, it was very, very, very sudden and he basically gave the Nationals little time to think about it. If that is true, he might find it very difficult to get another job from another organization.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Could be that Rigs wanted an extension based on success of late and they said one of two things, one that they want to wait to see how the full season plays out, or two that they had no intention of bringing him back after his current deal was up.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Joseph: per the press conference just now with their gm, that was it. Riggleman gave an ultimatum and then quit when option not picked up.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    From the sounds of it, it was very, very, very sudden and he basically gave the Nationals little time to think about it. If that is true, he might find it very difficult to get another job from another organization.
    Or he already HAS a job lined up with another organization and he just wanted the Nats to match that offer.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    You sign a contract and then quit before the contract is up because you want then to assure you of a future contract? Gotta side with Nata management on this one.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Headline will read:

    Ron Oester school of negotiations graduate Jim Riggleman resigns!!

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Apparently he told rizzo (gm) before game today pick up the option or he was not getting on the bus for the road trip. Rizzo said I am not doing that and riggleman walked. Team was celebrating aftermath of yet another win when they were told. Moods went to stunned and funereal quicky per reports. This all happened about 30 minutes ago.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    It had apparently been an on-going conversation over the option and riggleman reached his breaking point. Riggleman kinda unloading on "way nats do business" at a press conference right now.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    I gotta say I think it's a bad move by a guy who had all but one of his managerial jobs come from an interim basis and who has a career losing record. He may find another managerial job but nobody is going to be beating down the Riggleman door to hire him.
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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Of course he presses his option in the midst of a winning streak, a month ago they were 5 games under .500 and had lost 3 in a row.

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    Re: Nationals' manger Riggleman resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Of course he presses his option in the midst of a winning streak, a month ago they were 5 games under .500 and had lost 3 in a row.
    Which is good business sense.
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