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Updating the status of manager Jim Riggleman

There was a rumor that Nationals manager Jim Riggleman had been extended a contract for the 2011 season. Mike Rizzo met with the media to clear the situation up. Riggleman is a respected manager and has done a good job with the Nationals this season. Mike talks about Jim deserving to be the manager next season, but nothing has been officially announced.

Diving deeper into international scouting

The international signing period opened on July 2, and since Mike Rizzo assumed general manager duties in March 2009, he's been tasked with improving the Nationals' image in Latin America and building a better international scouting presence. Rizzo recently sat down with MASNSports.com Nationals beat writer Ben Goessling to discuss the team's international efforts this year: Ben Goessling: You guys have signed a number

Nats fans chat with the GM

Welcome to this week's edition of National Matters with Nationals GM Mike Rizzo. This week, Rizzo took a few of your questions and weighed in with his thoughts on the international free agent signing period, Ian Desmond, Matt Capps and the team's biggest needs for 2011. Read on to see the GM's answers: Wally: Mike, With the international free agent signing period opening on

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