No Request Yet To Interview LaCava
I've spent the morning calling a few of the ballclubs that have prospective GM candidates, and so far none of them, including the Toronto Blue Jays, have been contacted by the Nationals for requests to interview Jim Bowden replacements. I mention the Blue Jays specifically because that's where you have Tony LaCava, on any short list of GMs-in-waiting. LaCava has previously been a finalist for jobs in Seattle and Pittsburgh. Though he works for the Blue Jays, he lives in Pittsburgh and has family in the DC area.
Assistant GM Mike Rizzo figures to be another leading candidate. On a list published in June 2008 by Baseball Prospectus of the industry's strongest future GM candidates, Rizzo was ranked fourth. LaCava was fifth.
Washington team president Stan Kasten said this morning that the team's staff will meet tomorrow morning to discuss the next steps.
"I'm not going to have anything to say to you about next steps for a while -- later in the week," Kasten said. "There's a reason for that. I think it would all be unwise to speculate or guess what's going on. But I have some things I've working on, some things I'm thinking about. For today, though, we should just be talking about Jim. There will be time to talk about everything else."
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