The Washington Nationals announced today the hiring of Jim Riggleman's 2010 field staff.á Some of the names we knew.á Others?á Not so much.á But the new names certainly aren't new to the skipper, each having extensive experience working alongside Riggleman at various points in their careers. Returning are Rick Eckstein (hitting coach), Steve McCatty (pitching coach) and Pat Listach (infield/third base coach). The new hires are John McLaren (bench coach), Dan Radison (first base coach) and Jim Lett (bullpen coach). What's apparent (and important) is that the organization allowed Riggleman the opportunity to bring in folks he was familiar and comfortable with.á Radison worked with Riggleman in Chicago and San Diego, and Eckstein in St. Louis, while Lett was with the Dodgers when Riggle ...
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