BALTIMORE – Cal Ripken, Jr. says that he’s not disappointed the Nationals haven’t contacted him about their vacant manager’s job.
Just as the Nationals' managerial search appeared to be poised to enter a more advanced phase, a development on the other side of the country could throw some wrenches into the plan.
This offseason should be a big one for the Nationals, who first have to find their new manager. They also have four key impending free agents to make decisions on.
Few managers are successful and popular enough to remain with one franchise for a truly long-term stay.
Early Monday afternoon, after he had made official one of the most difficult decisions of his entire tenure in Washington, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo addressed reporters over the phone t