With his Washington Nationals back in the postseason for the third time in the last five years, Nats general manager Mike Rizzo is drawing interest from his former team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. According to ESPN, the D'Backs plan to ask the Nats permission to interview him this offseason for a front office position.
"According to a source close to the Diamondbacks ownership ....Mike Rizzo the Nationals GM is at the top of their list to be their next President of Baseball Operations and plan on asking permission from the Nationals at the conclusion of the Nationals post-season."
Bowden was the general manager for the Nationals before Rizzo took over. Rizzo has been the Nationals' GM since 2009. He joined the organization in 2007 after leaving the Diamondbacks, where he served as scouting director.
Rizzo won a World Series with the Diamondbacks as a member of their front office, but has become entrenched in Washington as the architect of the Nationals. Rizzo was coveted by the Toronto Blue Jays after the 2014 season, but remained with the Nats.
The Diamondbacks fired their GM Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale following the 2016 season.
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