Category Archives: MikeRizzo

Twelve potential trade candidates for the #Nats…

The Washington Nationals have been quiet this off-season, other than the small matter of them needing to hire a new manager and an entire coaching staff. Since Dave Martinez and his merry band of instructors came aboard, general manager Mike … Continue reading

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#Nats top prospects tell us their thoughts; Winter Meetings impact

The Nats top prospect’s list at this point in time is set.  It is a promising list on the future. What we don’t know is what it will look like after the Winter Meetings conclude. Nats’ general Manager Mike Rizzo … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo makes a sales pitch for Ohtani; Talks about his Nationals, Bryce Harper, and his own future

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo appeared on MLB Network yesterday. To open the segment, he was asked to give a sales pitch to Shohei Ohtani who is the most discussed potential free agent this off-season. Here is what Rizzo … Continue reading

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Potential Impact of the MLB Competitive Balance Tax on the Nats Payroll

Having crossed the MLB Competitive Balance Tax threshold for the first time in 2017 the luxury tax will start to have a major impact on the Nats’ payroll decisions in the upcoming years, that is a fact. What that impact … Continue reading

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What impact moves can new #Nats manager Dave(y) Martinez make?

It’s Hot Stove season, and when it’s Hot Stove season, we tend to spend a lot of time talking about the business side of baseball. The Washington Nationals will surely seek to add pieces through trades or free agent signings … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo and analytics are moving forward; The Pentagon and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

After the Houston Astros won the World Series, the Jeff Luhnow hand-picked analytics team was brought into full focus that analytics can make a difference. Winning in new ways like the Royals did three years before opens eyes to new … Continue reading

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The Winter Meetings start in exactly 3 weeks from today, Rule 5 decisions on Monday

On December 10th, the Winter Meetings will officially kick-off at 7am in Orlando with the annual job fair. It is not your usual Sunday morning for the thousands of job seekers with much hope and yearning for a career in … Continue reading

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Who Makes the Nationals Postseason Roster?

With the Washington Nationals clinched, the National League East is set for 2017. It’s time for Nationals fans to start shifting their attention once again towards October. For the fourth time in the last six years, the Nats will play meaningful … Continue reading

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Waiver-trade deadline at midnight; Will Mike Rizzo make one final move?

Today is the last day to acquire a player who can be eligible on the acquiring team’s post-season roster. This waiver-trade deadline expires tonight at the stroke of midnight in New York City. The biggest names out there as trade … Continue reading

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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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