(AP Photo. Even Jim Riggleman has to be exasperated by the Nats' managerial search at this point.)
"In talking to some people up in Washington, the feeling I'm getting is that there will be [something happening] between the General Managers' Meetings and the Winter Meetings. That leaves a big gap, but I think we will know something shortly after [general manager] Mike [Rizzo] gets back from Chicago. So I guess that would lead toward this week or early next week. I think we will have some type of decision made."
(Jim Riggleman, via Nationals dot com, 11/9/2009)
"We're talking to all kinds of candidates, gathering opinions and perspectives. As you know, I enjoy the opportunity to do long searches, because you get lots of insights [into your own team], and different looks and opinions, and those can be valuable. ... I think we'll have a decision soon, but I don't know how soon."
(Stan Kasten, via Washington Post, 11/9/2009)