Jim Riggleman’s Sudden Resignation Gets Mixed Reaction Around Baseball World

Jim Riggleman's Sudden Resignation Gets Mixed Reaction Around Baseball World Jim Riggleman's sudden resignation from the Washington Nationals after winning 11 of their last 12 games has sent shock waves through the baseball world, with many beginning to weigh in on the issue.

Riggleman reportedly quit because he wanted a contract extension by the end of the day Thursday, and he didn't get one. So, he made good on his word and walked out the door.

Now the Nationals are left without a manager for tomorrow's game, and the baseball world is debating whether or not it was a smart move for Riggleman to actually follow through on his threat.

Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman said that he "applauds" the Nationals manager on his Twitter feed, arguing that it "makes no sense" that the Nationals didn't extend Riggleman's contract.

Others weren't so kind. The New York Post's Joel Sherman wanted to know who was giving the 58-year-old manager bad advice: the Mets, Tiki Barber, or Alex Rodriguez?

"That move was so dumb," he wondered, "what could Plan B have been?"

Yahoo!'s Jeff Passan straddled the line between approval and worry. He gave Riggleman "mad respect," while also adding, "I hope Jim Riggleman has a good 401(k), because no way he's ever managing another major league team after this napalming."

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