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Friday, October 18, 2019

Report: Diamondbacks targeting Nationals GM Mike Rizzo to be next president

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a new team president, and their search appears to be going across the National League spectrum.

According to a report by Jim Bowden of ESPN on Monday, the Diamondbacks are making Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo the top target to be their next president of baseball operations. The team is said to be planning to ask permission after the Nationals’ postseason run is complete for an interview with Rizzo, who has two years left on his deal with Washington.

Rizzo, who is known as one of the more outspoken executives in baseball, has been with the Nationals organization since 2006 and was promoted to general manager in 2010 and to president in addition in 2013.

While the Nationals have the more talented roster, Rizzo actually used to be employed by the Diamondbacks, serving as their director of scouting from 2000 to 2006, so there’s incentive for him both ways.

Image via MASN Nationals on YouTube

H/T Rotoworld



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