Looking at Recent Mariners Coaches: Who Takes the Blame?

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Jul 21, 2013; Scranton, PA, USA; Louisville Bats manager

Jim Riggleman

questions the call of the home plate umpire during the seventh inning against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at PNC Field. The Bats defeated the RailRiders 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Riggleman

Tenure: 2008

Record: 36 wins — 54 losses

Jim Riggleman became the M’s interim coach after John McLaren was dismissed in June of 2008, but it appears the organization didn’t like what they saw as he was not retained after the season.

Though Riggleman didn’t stand out as game-changing manager style-wise, he did have managerial experience with both the Cubs and Padres prior to his stint with the M’s. Riggleman went on to manage the Washington Nationals for parts of three seasons —with varying levels of success.

Like with McLaren, the M’s probably don’t regret parting ways with Riggleman.

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