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McLaren named Nats' interim manager

Posted on: June 24, 2011 3:21 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2011 5:10 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

John McLaren will be the Washington Nationals' manager tonight against the White Sox, the team announced today -- however, he's not expected to serve in that position past Monday. MLB.com's Bill Ladson tweets Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is expected to name another manager by Monday.

McLaren served as the bench coach under manager Jim Riggleman, who resigned yesterday. McLaren was the Mariners' manager from July 2, 2007 to June 19, 2008. He replaced Mike Hargrove in Seattle, and oddly enough was replaced by Riggleman when he was fired. The Mariners went 68-88 under his stewardship.

According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post (via Twitter), the Nationals are still trying to figure out what they want to do in a more long-term sense. Davey Johnson has been reported as the probable replacement. Kilgore quotes a source as saying, "The on-deck circle is empty for now," referring to what happens after McLaren.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:37 pm
 

McLaren named Nats' interim manager

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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 5:59 pm
 

McLaren named Nats' interim manager

I hear Bob Geren is available.....



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 5:46 pm
 

McLaren named Nats' interim manager

No matter who the Nationals pick they are not going to want to play yearly contracts. Better yet how many players want to play year by year. I believe Riggleman was the right man for the young Nationals but Mike Rizzo would not even sit down and talk. A manager is no different then players they want a little security.Would Adrian Gonzalez signed with the Red Sox for a year how about Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees. Or any player worth his salt want at least 3 year deals.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2011 5:41 pm
 

McLaren named Nats' interim manager

By C. Trent Rosecrans

John McLaren will be the Washington ' manager tonight against the , the team announced today -- however, he's not expected to serve in that position past Monday. MLB.com's Bill Ladson Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is expected to name another manager by Monday.

McLaren served as the bench coach under manager Jim Riggleman, who resigned yesterday. McLaren was the ' manager from July 2, 2007 to June 19, 2008. He replaced Mike Hargrove in Seattle, and oddly enough was replaced by Riggleman when he was fired. The Mariners went 68-88 under his stewardship.

According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post (), the Nationals are still trying to figure out what they want to do in a more long-term sense. Davey Johnson has been reported as the probable replacement. Kilgore quotes a source as saying, "The on-deck circle is empty for now," referring to what happens after McLaren




I wouldn't be shocked to see them hire Willie Randolph next year. Randolph has a winning record, but is easily overmatched. He'll say the right things( and often make up words like jamestic), but is paranoid. However, the Nats maybe looking for a name and a guy who at least had some success. Randolph would also come cheap because no one wants him.

Rizzo was 100% on the money when he said Riggleman quit out of selfishness. Jim can spin it any way he wants as some in the media have, but that's the fact. It wasn't about the direction of the team, but his own situation. IMO, that's unforgiveable and he deserves to be unemployed.

I can't root for the Nats being a Mets fan, but part of me wants to see McLaren do well just to run it in Riggleman's face. This Nats team has been scrappy and has some real talent in the wings.

The Nats should look at candidates who haven't gotten a shot yet. Ken Oberkfell and Ryne Sandberg both were turned down for jobs and deserve a shot at the MLB level based on their record in the minors.


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