Nationals GM Mike Rizzo appeared on 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny show yesterday for his regular segment to discuss the team and answer questions from fans. Rizzo discussed Ross Detwiler, prospect Matt Skole, and Anthony Rendon, among other things. But the highlight was when some fan asked him whether he would welcome Jim Riggleman back to the team next year. This might be the dumbest question I’ve heard since this one.
Riggleman, if you remember correctly, walked out on the team midseason in 2011 after a contract dispute with Rizzo. Rizzo wouldn’t hire Riggleman back if he offered to work for free.
Rizzo’s exact response.
“I haven’t spoken to Jim for a while now and he’s under contract with another team. It wouldn’t be right to discuss a person under contract with another team.”
- Jim Riggleman: paying the price for quitting (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)