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Report: Reds hire Riggleman to manage in minors

Posted on: December 4, 2011 6:13 pm
Jim RigglemanBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Jim Riggleman will be back in the dugout this spring, managing the Reds' Double-A affiliate in Pensacola, Fla., Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.

Riggleman resigned as the Nationals manager in June after he was told the team wouldn't negotiate an extension. He resigned just after the team won its 11th game in its last 12. After resigning from the Nationals, Riggleman served as a scout with the Giants for the rest of the season.

Riggleman was 140-172 with the Nationals and he's 662-824 in parts of 12 seasons managing the Padres, Cubs, Mariners and Nationals. 

The 59-year-old worked for Reds general manager Walt Jocketty in St. Louis, when he served as the team's minor league field coordinator.

David Bell was the manager of the Reds' Double-A Carolina team last season before being promoted to manager at Triple-A Louisville.

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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:30 pm
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Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:55 pm

Report: Reds hire Riggleman to manage in minors

Actually hiring Riggleman may be highly significant and positive assuming he is the manager in waiting.  Dusty Baker is probably a nice guy, a "players' manager" and has been around forever.  That does not mean he is a good manager, particularly when one of the important roles of a 21st century manager is to help put butts in the seats.  Dusty has lost the confidence of a large segment of the population, deeply hurting attendance, because he rambles all over the place in pre and post-game interviews.  The only thing you can count on is that if he says someone will stay in the line-up they won't and vice versa.  His handling of pitchers is textbook rather than intuitive or even pragmatic.  It's as if he cannot see that someone has lost it, or conversely is throwing well.  If the textbook says it's closer time out comes that set-up man who is unhittable and in comes the closer to take years off of fans' lives.  

Please management, give Riggleman a chance and put Dusty out of his misery.   

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 7:43 pm

Report: Reds hire Riggleman to manage in minors

Well there is the Reds big signing for the Winter.  Way to go Walt. 
If anyone can name ONE thing Walt Do-Nothing has done in the last 18 months to improve the Reds on the field I would love to hear what it was. 

Now I guess us Reds fans can wait the next 5 months listening to excuses as to why we can not make a trade while watching all the quality free-agents get picked up so we can sort thru the bargain/discount bin for the next Russ Springer or Fred Lewis.  

Then Reds management wonders why attendance is low. 

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2011 6:48 pm

Report: Reds hire Riggleman to manage in minors

Managing in Double A? Isn't this the guy who quit in the MAJORS because he said the Nats' front office disrespected him? Yeah, that opportunity in AA ball sure will show that Nationals team. The best revenge is living well, Riggleman. Let us know when you start.

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