[Watch the Nationals introduce Matt Williams live at 2 p.m. on CSN]
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.