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(Bottoms up! Jim Riggleman drinking with the ladies at Caddies the night he quit his job managing the Nats.)
Sunday night: Reports of pigs flying, snowball fights in hell, cats and dogs living in peace, and Jim Riggleman managing* a baseball team again.
*Okay, so what if it's a minor league gig with AA affiliate of the Red, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos?
(Meanwhile, Laynce Nix to Philly; Nats still prefer Buehrle, but are supposedly front running for C.J. Wilson at the moment on the eve of MLB's Winter Meetings...let the rumor mongering begin!)
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Former Washington Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman has been hired as the Manager of the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Cincinnati Reds organization, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com. This ends the five month mini-saga trying to predict where the former Nats skipper would land next.
As every Nationals fan remembers vividly, Riggleman abruptly resigned on June 23rd following...
It's a magical night for ex-Nats on Twitter. First, a Dmitri Young/Robert Fick sighting.
And then Mike Bacsik delivers the goods on Twitter. I mean, come on, man. Jason Worth, Strausberg, and Zimmerman all in one Tweet? It's almost like he did it on purpose. Grooved one, even. Oh, wait...
And then old friend Jim Bowden debunking the rumor of the night: that the Nats...
Former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman is set to take over the managing reins of the Reds new Double-A affiliate, according to multiple reports. He will become the first manager in Pensacola Blue Wahoos history, who are set to kick-off their inaugural season in 2012.
Riggleman most recently served as Nats skipper from 2009 to June of this year before abruptly resigning...
The Reds' new Double-A affiliate in Pensacola, Fla., formally announced the hiring of Jim Riggleman as manager on Monday night.
(There's a blurry shot of Jayson Werth in a Caps shirt at Saturday night's Caps-Sens game at Verizon Center. Photo via @GlennGiangrande.)
Who cares if he used to be a Flyers fan?
In our last Jayson Werth offseason update, Werth was spotted at the Apple Store at Ted Lerner's Mall at Tyson's Corner VA getting his broken iPad fixed. On Saturday night, Werth...
Others teams are viewing the Nationals as the early favorite to land C.J. Wilson, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated (via Twitter). The Nationals, along with the Marlins and Blue Jays, are seen as probable big spenders at the meetings.
Furthermore, Heyman tweets that he sees Wilson leaving Texas unless the left-hander is willing to cut his $120MM asking price in half...
Outfielder Laynce Nix agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.Financial terms were not disclosed.
The deal is expected to become official if the nine-year veteran passes his physical on Monday, according to a report by CSNPhilly.com.
Nix, 31, batted .250 with a career-high 16 homers and 44 RBIs with the Washington Nationals last season.
The Reds and their new Double-A affiliate in Pensacola appear close to announcing the hire of Jim Riggleman as that team's new manager.
A team source told MLB.com that first baseman Prince Fielder is not a target for the Nationals. The source pointed out that the club has Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse at first base.
The Nationals are looking to add to their rotation, and C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle top the list of GM Mike Rizzo's priorities.
DALLAS — For the first six years of their existence, the Washington Nationals had a firm stance against issuing no-trade clauses to free agents. They adopted the policy from former team president Stan Kasten, but they broke it after Kasten's departure when they gave a full one to outfielder Jayson ...
According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Mets and Brewers have expressed interested in RHP Todd Coffey.
Coffey, who turned 31 in September, went 5-1 with a 3.62 ERA in 69 relief appearances for the Nationals in 2011. He has 11 career saves, and hasn’t recorded a save since 2009. He signed a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Nationals last January and earned $150,000 in...
The Phillies and Laynce Nix have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com (Twitter links). The deal is pending a physical.