I just read five articles about the Nationals' hiring of Phil Rizzo, and none of them included that word. So consider the subject broached.
This kind of thing is never a good idea. Unless Phil Rizzo is head and shoulders above any other baseball man available to advise his boy Mike, he should be working for some other team. The appearance of corruption if nothing else is not good. The real world potential for conflicted loyalties only compound the problem.
This is the kind of move that a good organization would veto before it ever got close to happening. I'm disappointed that Mike wanted to do this, and I'm more disappointed that the Nationals organization let it happen.