Written by Maury Brown
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 19:43
UPDATE 1: According to MASN, Riggleman is expected to fire part of the coaching staff. The report also notes that Bobby Valentine was never seriously up for consideration for the managerial opening.
He held the title of "interim" manager with the Washington Nationals from July 12 until the end of the season, but according to sources, on Thursday, Jim Riggleman will be named the new manager of the Nats.
Riggleman was not much better than the man he replaced, Manny Acta (26-61 with the Nationals in '09). Riggleman posted a 33-42 record in his interim position as manager. Over the course of 10 seasons with the Padres, Cubs, Mariners and Nationals, Riggleman has amassed a managerial record of 555-694.
More details on this news as it becomes available.
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