We’ve heard names like Mike Rizzo, Tony LaCava, and Deric Ladnier as candidates for the GM job in Washington. In talking with rival scouts and executives, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal adds several more possibilities. Rosenthal’s speculation includes Bob Boone, John Hart, Chuck LaMar, and John Schuerholz. He also notes previous GM interviewees such as Kim Ng, Tony Bernazard, Al Avila, and Peter Woodfork. Ben Goessling of the Washington Times says Schuerholz called Nationals president Stan Kasten to recommend Hart as well as Gerry Hunsicker.
For now, Kasten is the interim GM. Rosenthal describes this as "a decision perceived by some in the industry as a blow to Nationals assistant GM Mike Rizzo, who appeared the most logical choice to take over on an interim basis." Kasten said not to read into that decision.