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Chip Hale an option at manager in D.C.'s Ken Rosenthal suggests that Diamondbacks third base coach Chip Hale could be a managerial option for the Nationals. Hale managed the Triple-A Sidewinders to a 91 win season when now-Nationals GM Mike Rizzo was the teams scouting director.

The Nationals have a lot of people to pick from. Rosenthal says they have considered Bobby Valentine, who would give the team an instant 'identity.'

I couldn't agree more.

Valentine has had unbelievable success in Japan, leading the Chiba Lotte Marines to their first championship in over thirty-years. His experience and style would fit perfectly with the dynamics of the Nationals.

The Nationals have not ruled out holding onto Jim Riggleman, who is 21-29 since joining the Nationals. Nationals president Stan Kasten told John Paul Morosi of that he could not be happier with the job Riggleman is doing.

With a couple more names added to the pot, who do you think should be the next manager of the Nationals?