Category Archives: MikeRizzo

Who are these guys? Mike Rizzo digs deep to find an outfielder.

It is fitting that the newest addition to the Nationals team is like the old white pages of your C&P phone book if you are old enough to know what that means. Phone books had alphabetical listings from A-Z. Mike Rizzo … Continue reading

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“The Firm”, “The Nasty Boys”, and “OKV”

Embed from Getty Images The concept of the shutdown 7th, 8th, and 9th inning relievers isn’t a new concept. The 2014 Kansas Royals stealth bullpen (Herrera, Wade Davis, Greg Holland) was built out of necessity because their starting rotation couldn’t … Continue reading

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6th 18-gamer: Relief Help Arrives as the Rotation Faces Adversity; and Bryce!

For previous 18 gamers, click here. Another pretty good 18 game set for the Nats, keyed by a newly reliable bullpen.   10-8 put us at 64-44, still 20 games over .500 and 13 games up on the Miami Marlins in the … Continue reading

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The Nationals have some interesting farmhands. Who could make a difference for them this season?

The 2017 baseball season has really flown by, and we now stand less than a month away from September 1, the magical date upon which rosters expand and games become 45 minutes longer because of all the extra pitching changes. … Continue reading

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Two trades in the books; Work it Mike Rizzo

T -minus 9 hours and 10 minutes until the non-waiver trade deadline or as some call it the trade deal-line. The Nationals have made two impactful trades so far this month acquiring 3 players. Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle came … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo pulls off a blockbuster trade for Ryan Madson/Sean Doolittle

“We made a trade we think shortens the game,” General Manager Mike Rizzo said. Ryan Madson turns 37-years-old next month, and Sean Doolittle turns 31-years-old in September. The pair was traded by Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane to the Nationals … Continue reading

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The trade winds are blowing amidst the hot July sun for the #Nats

Many contending teams will be making trades starting today, will the Nationals be one of them? Last year at this time, the Nationals were not in a hurry to make trades although the need for a lefty man in the … Continue reading

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Any room on the roster for an NRI? The picture for the Nats’ last spots is becoming clear

The week was certainly an eventful one for the Washington Nationals. The United States won the World Baseball Classic, with Nats pitcher Tanner Roark and second baseman Daniel Murphy contributing to the effort. Outfielder Michael A. Taylor missed a few … Continue reading

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Nats and Astros at TBOTPB; Derek Norris wavering on waivers

On the baseball calendar, March 15th loomed as a date when a team could literally dump any arbitration-eligible player and eat just 1/6th of their 2017 salary. It rarely happens that an arbitration-eligible player is released in this manner. The … Continue reading

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Who’s heading north? Mike Rizzo has options for the #Nats

The Washington Nationals are almost fully constructed for Opening Day, barring a significant injury during the month of March. After a (sometimes aggravatingly) sleepy winter, general manager Mike Rizzo emerged from hibernation last month, snapping up first baseman Adam Lind, … Continue reading

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