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Jim Riggleman to interview for job with Giants

Jul 9, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

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SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports that Giants GM Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy called former Nationals manager Jim Riggleman about a position in the organization last night and that Riggleman will head to San Francisco for an interview during the All-Star break.

Riggleman recently participated in pregame and postgame coverage with CSN Chicago during the Cubs-White Sox series earlier this month, but he’s been otherwise out of work (though still keeping busy) since his sudden resignation from the Nationals on June 23.

The Giants hired Lou Piniella in an advisory capacity prior to this season.  Presumably, they’d be thinking about Riggleman in more of a hands-on role.

  1. skerney - Jul 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Pinella, Riggleman. The Giants are collecting managers when they should be collecting hitters.

  2. skerney - Jul 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Pinella, Riggleman. The Giants are collecting managers when they should be collecting Mets.

  3. deathmonkey41 - Jul 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    I question any move that the Giants make in the coaching staff or front office- just because they hired Hensley “Bam Bam” Muelens as their hitting coach.

    • skerney - Jul 9, 2011 at 7:56 PM

      Never understood teams that hire ex hitters as hitting coaches who had poor approaches at the plate. yes they might understand theory and mechanics of swinging but doesn’t it take more than that to keep a lineup taking healthy swings?

    • seeingwhatsticks - Jul 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM

      Yeah I mean they only scored enough to win the World Series with very little offensive talent and are in first place despite having even less this year. Guy is a total train wreck.

  4. cahan23 - Jul 10, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    Good for Jim!

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