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Nationals President Kasten In Charge, For Now

Washington Nationals President Stan Kasten is taking over as GM during the Nationals search to find a replacement for Jim Bowden. Kasten has never been a GM, but was the GM of the NBA franchise Atlanta Hawks, and was the Braves' team President in 1999. Kasten has contacted several teams about possible trades, as well as the agent of Ryan Zimmerman to discuss an extension.

Kasten would be smart to pick Mike Rizzo, who is very qualified and familiar with the organization. His ability to evaluate talent and experience with developing a franchise make him the perfect man for the job. Rizzo, who worked with the Diamondbacks for seven seasons, brought the Diamondbacks minor league system to the top after being ranked 29th in baseball in 2001.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.