Category Archives: Mike Rizzo

Tough pitch for Nats

Brian McNally

Major League Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings get underway Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In the past, that event has b… Continue reading

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Nats Whiffing On FA Market Like An Adam Dunn At-Bat

“We have other irons in the fire. We have a lot of other decisions to make and a lot of other people to talk to. We are going to make a prudent baseball move via free agency or trade. But we are certainly not going to make a move [just to make a move].”

That is [...] Continue reading

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Nationals could increase payroll this offseason

Though he declined to specify a defined threshold, Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo said he will have the ability to raise the team’s payroll this offseason. The Nationals had a payroll of roughly $61.4 million in 2010, 23rd out of 30 teams. The Na… Continue reading

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Zimmerman Scores More Bling

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has won a 2010 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award for National League third basemen. It is the second Silver Slugger Award of his career (first was in 2009) and he is one of only five who scored it in 2010 for back-to-back Silver Slugger goodness. Cardinals first baseman Albert [...] Continue reading

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It isn’t too soon to walk the walk

Brian McNally

Well, they didn’t send him to Arizona to keep the bat on his shoulder.

Nationals super-prospect Bryce Harper has played in three games so far in the Arizona Fall League. Allowed t… Continue reading

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Rizzo Can Buy More Tommy Bahama Shirts Now

The Washington Nationals have promoted GM Mike Rizzo to Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager and has signed a new five-year contract. With his new found position, power and no doubt larger paycheck Rizzo will continue to revamp a roster that in 2010 had only 10 players remaining from the roster that [...] Continue reading

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Trade Deadline Post Mortem

I am not a GM, nor do I play one on television… so I don’t have (an informed) opinion about how the Nationals did leading up to the trade deadline. Certainly the two trades the Nationals made make a lot of sense, and in terms of Matt Capps for Wilson Ramos, I think it was [...] Continue reading

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(Next) Spring is in the Air…

This isn’t much fun for me.
Back in 2006, when Jim Bowden was shopping around Alfonso Soriano, we watched and waited every day… waiting for news… waiting to hear about the trade that would send our reason to come to the ballpark off to a contender, in exchange for prospects. Soriano smiled and worked hard, swiped [...] Continue reading

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Remind You of 2005?

It shouldn’t.
The Nationals of 2005 were a very different animal than the Nationals of 2010. In many ways, it feels the same, and Mark Zuckerman wrote today of the last time that the Nationals were four games above .500. But on September 18, 2005, the Nationals were riding the escalator down, while our 2010 Nationals [...] Continue reading

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Will History Repeat Itself?

I make an effort not to put myself in the position to be an armchair General Manager. I figure that there are probably fifty people in the world who are qualified to be a Major League GM, and I am not one of them. For me to comment would be a little like me commenting [...] Continue reading

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