Edwin Rodriguez

Whispers: No wonder Riggleman didn't feel respected


It's no coincidence the two managers to resign in midseason, Jim Riggleman and Edwin Rodriguez, were the two lowest-paid in the majors. Riggleman, in his third season with the Nationals and 12th as a manager, was earning $600,000, according to sources. That's more than $200,000 less than Cubs hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo. Riggleman may wish he had handled his situation differently, but you can see why he said he never felt "respected.'' … The group of pre-1980 players who were awarded pensions in a deal MLB and the players union announced April 21 still hasn't received any money. An MLB spokesman described the delay as a question of...