The San Fransisco Giants have reportedly hired Jim Riggleman as a scout, a move which has been speculated for about a week now. Riggleman will reportedly serve as a special assignment scout, focusing on teams in the NL East.
The Jim Riggleman hire is official. He's a special assignment scout. Sabean lauded his knowledge of NL East, baseball experience.
Is it possible that the Giants are so threatened by the Nationals that they needed to use Jim Riggleman's expertise and knowledge of the club to gain a competitive balance? Is the team just that good? Probably not. But I have to admit, I was a little surprised that Riggleman was able to find a second job at all, let alone this quickly.