Reflecting on Seattle and talking about different managerial styles

With his team playing arguably its best baseball of the season, Jim Riggleman caught up with's Tom Kolker for another video blog during the Nationals' series against the Seattle Mariners. Looking across the field at his former team, Jim looked back on his time as a coach and, later, the interim manager of the Mariners, and talked about the way star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki ... read more

Looking forward to another Battle of the Beltways series

Jim Riggleman caught up with's Tom Kolker for another video blog during the Nationals' series against the Cardinals. With Jayson Werth and Michael Morse joking around in the background while stretching, Jim talked about their comeback win the previous night, and talked about facing the two of the toughest hitters in the league, Albert Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki. Jim also touched upon what he ... read more

Keeping tabs on the minor leagues from the big league level (video)

In his latest video blog, Nationals manager Jim Riggleman gives Tom Kolker an in-depth look at how the Nats' front office evaluates minor league players even while they're focused on the product at the major league level. Also, with a big 11-game West Coast road trip on the horizon, Riggleman talks about his favorite ball parks and cities on the left coast and how ... read more

Looking ahead to the annual Battle of the Beltways

As the Nationals prepared to start their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates,'s Tom Kolker caught up with manager Jim Riggleman for his weekly video blog. With a pitching staff that's among the best in the majors and an offense still searching for its full potential, the Nationals are in the midst of one of the toughest divisions in baseball but are in contention as ... read more

Preparing for a long and telling road trip

As the Nationals finished up their series with the Giants Monday night,'s Tom Kolker caught up with manager Jim Riggleman for his weekly blog segment. The Nats' skipper hit on a variety of topics, including giving an inside view on how a manager looks at the daily statistics of the team and what he expects from his team as they prepare for a 10-day ... read more

Talking paternity leave, Zimmermann and the Giants

Before the Nationals series with the Mets, Jim Riggleman caught up with' Tom Kolker for his second video blog of the season. Touching upon a variety of different topics, Jim seemed very upbeat and happy about his team so far this season. He was excited about his sixth-best pitching staff in the N.L. and Jim explains why he doesn't necessarily rely on his offense ... read more

Kicking off the 2011 campaign

With the 2011 season in full swing and his team wrapping up a 12-game swing against NL East opponents, Nats manager Jim Riggleman found time to chat with's Ben Goessling for his first video blog of the year. Jim discussed the emphasis that the Nationals have put on their team speed and defensive effort, and touched on how the injury to All-Star third baseman ... read more

Proud of the home record in 2010 and a look ahead to 2011

For Jim Riggleman's last video blog of the season, Bob Carpenter talked with Jim about what he will remember most from the 2010 season. Jim notes that he is proud of the Nats for having a winning record at home and believes that an above .500 record at home could lead to a better record on the road. Bob also asked Jim what the ... read more

Evaluating your talent in September vs. Spring Training

With the season starting to wind down, Jim Riggleman and Bob Carpenter got together once again for the manager's video blog only on Bob asked Jim about the Potomac Nationals winning the championship, Trent Jewett joining the staff and what the manager is looking for in the last couple weeks of the season. Also watch this week's video blog below to get Riggleman's ... read more

A manager's take on roster expansions in September

For this edition of Jim Riggleman's video blog, Bob and Jim got the chance to talk about how some of the Nats' new pitchers have been performing so far. Jim talked about the debut of Yunesky Maya and how Jordan Zimmermann has looked so far this season, as well as what he likes about Collin Balester. Jim also touched on how the rosters expanding can ... read more