Jim Riggleman Expected To Be Named Washington Nationals Manager

Posted: 11th November 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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According to SI.comÆs Jon Heyman via Twitter, the Washington Nationals are expected to name Jim Riggleman as manager. Riggleman took over for Manny Acta with 75 games remaining in the 2009 season after Acta was fired by the Nationals. Riggleman went 33-42 in those 75 games. Here is why I think Riggleman is the perfect fit for the Nationals: To endure as much losing as Riggleman has done as a manager in his career and not to have lost his mind, tells me he is the right man for the job in Washington. Look at RigglemanÆs track record as manager in the major leagues: San Diego Padres, 1992-1994: 111-179, .385 winning percentage Chicago Cubs, 1995-1999: 374-419, .472 winning percentage Seattle Mariners, 2008: 36-54, .400 winning percentage Washington Nationals, 2009: 33-42, .440 winning perc ...

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