My issues with this:
- First of he all he bailed on his team. Why? A contract dispute. You bail as the leader of your team because you have issues with your contract? Are you for real? This is the attitude you want in New York? As if this team does not already have their issues.
- Probably the worst of all.
It was reported by SI.com that Riggleman could not get the veteran players like Jayson Werth who was among the biggest divas refusing to do pregame drills as per GM Mike Rizzo’s request. If you have a problem with getting veterans to do what they are told do, something is wrong. You are the manager. You are the leader. What you say goes. If upper management has your back, what are you stressing about? You bench the guys who refuse to listen.
The Nats would have been a better team if they would have done their fundamental drills. Hell! The Mets need to do fundamental drills. Are you going to have a problem getting them to do it?