Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/19/12
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          According to MLB trade rumors, it seems like the Toronto Blue Jays are close to naming their next manager. Reports are, it will be former Nationals and Indians manager Manny Acta. The Jays have gotten most of the talk of this young offseason, as they pulled off the blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins and added OF Melky Cabrera as a free agent. Though this team is not guaranteed anything coming into the season, they obviously have every opportunity to be much better given the increase in talent the team has added. In my opinion, the best man for this job is Jim Riggleman.     Riggleman was Acta’s bench coach during their time in Washington, and managed the Nationals when the team started to improve. Riggleman’s black eye resignates from his resignation during the middle of the season after leading the Nationals to a winning record. Riggleman felt he was not considered the long-term solution in Washington and wanted an extension to get the sense of some job security. ...
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