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Diamondbacks seeking permission to interview Nationals GM Mike Rizzo for President of Baseball Operations post

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After passing on Rizzo for the 2006 GM job, the team is looking to bring him back in what would essentially be Tony La Russa's position from 2014-2016. For the position the Diamondbacks are offering Rizzo, it might not be the GM job, but rather that person's boss.

Could Mike Rizzo be returning to the desert after the postseason?
Could Mike Rizzo be returning to the desert after the postseason?
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The Diamondbacks aren't just looking to make an overhaul with the general manager position, but could be looking to overhaul the baseball operations part of the front office from the top. MLB Trade Rumors posted that the Diamondbacks are seeking into interview Nationals General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo to lead a similar position at Arizona. Rizzo used to be part of the team's scouting department until he left after the 2005 season when he was passed up for Josh Byrnes for the GM gig. Rizzo has been the Nats GM since the 2009 season and was named President of Baseball Ops in 2013.

I'm not sure what this will mean, but it sounds like this job will be somewhat of a middle man position between ownership and the general manager unless Rizzo doubles up in that job, with I assume Rizzo having final say on the roster. If Rizzo is available, that could be a troubling sign for the Nationals front office or Rizzo is looking for a raise since it would be a lateral move. Obviously the Diamondbacks aren't going to have permission to interview him until the Nationals postseason run is over. Rizzo did not give comment when asked about this. The Nationals are tied 1-1 with the Dodgers in the NLDS.