Jim Riggleman lands job as guest analyst on CSN Chicago

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It didn’t take long for Jim Riggleman to find work after resigning as Nationals manager last week, as CSN Chicago just announced that he’ll serve as a guest analyst on their pregame and postgame broadcast during the White Sox-Cubs series.

Riggleman was the Cubs’ manager from 1995 through 1999, going 374-419 (.472), and the CSN Chicago press release notes that he’ll “offer his insight and analysis to the always-entertaining city rivalry.”

I guess this sort of makes us co-workers now, so I look forward to sharing a Jack and Coke with Riggleman at the next NBC/Comcast party. Hopefully he’ll bring his new friends too.

Dodgers announce World Series rotation order

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We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.

No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.

The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.