Updated at 1:25 p.m.
Mike Rizzo had known Matt Williams for roughly 14 years and for much of that time had considered the All-Star third baseman a "manager-in-training."
Major-league general managers only get so many opportunities to hire a new manager, even fewer opportunities to conduct a managerial search with a completely clean slate.
Matt Williams appears to be the choice for the Nationals’ managerial opening.
Jim Leyland’s retirement earlier today as Tigers manager resonated throughout the baseball world, but the surprise announcement shouldn’t significantly affect the Nationals’ ongoing search for a n
Updated at 3:17 p.m.