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Jim Riggleman Resignation Is Something Mike Rizzo Says He 'Doesn't Understand'

Mike Rizzo made a brief appearance on "The Mike Wise Show" on 106.7 The Fan, and reiterated that he still is shocked by manager Jim Riggleman's decision to resign as the Washington Nationals' manager. Rizzo said he still doesn't understand what Riggleman was thinking

Rizzo on @1067thefandc 'I tired to talk him out of resigning. I don't understand why it's come to this point.'less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Rizzo dismissed concerns that he didn't communicate well with Riggleman, saying he felt his communication with his manager was one of the most vibrant in the entire league. He also dismissed the idea that Riggleman could not manage without knowing his future, saying he's been on one-year contracts his entire life. Ultimately, Rizzo said he concluded that giving him an extension was not something he was willing to do right now.

"I didn't feel that June 23rd was the appropriate time to determine if he was going to lead us into the future," he said.