Category Archives: MikeRizzo

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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Washington Nationals Draft Results 2009-2011

Where I complain that winning the World Series in five games isn’t good enough: In 2009 Mike Rizzo inherited the #1 and #10 overall draft picks along with the Nationals GM position, he was also fortunate enough to take over … Continue reading

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Tick tick. Three weeks plus a day to the official start of Spring Training

The upper right-hand corner of the photo above says “TICK” in the background and it feels like time is ticking away. We are exactly three weeks and one day away from the start of Spring Training, and we hope Jayson … Continue reading

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Nats News & Notes| Zimmerman, Scherzer, Harper, Storen, Papelbon, and more

The Hot Stove isn’t working, and┬áBaby It’s Cold Outside! Mike Rizzo and the Lerner’s can change all of that for us, but in the meantime we will do another episode of Nats News & Notes. Both Mr. Clean and Musil12 … Continue reading

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Scene & Heard, Heard & Seen, Hide & Seek, The #Nats Off-Season

Soon. A post shared by @nationals on Jan 19, 2017 at 6:40am PST The scene at The Ballpark at the Palm Beaches was photographed at sunrise with the lake in the foreground and the stadium in the background.

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Bryce Harper is now earning more than the #Nats 2016 MVP

The pencil shavings and eraser crumbs were sprinkled all over Mike Rizzo’s desk yesterday as he kept sharpening his pencil over and over until Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon, Tanner Roark, and Derek Norris all agreed to their 2017 salaries. Of … Continue reading

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Roster Analysis of the current #Nats

When analyzing the 2017 Washington Nationals roster, we turned to FanGraphs to analyze how they projected 90 wins for the 2017 Nationals team. FanGraphs compiles their win totals from cumulative WAR based on the 40 man roster players and projecting … Continue reading

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Back to the future! Derek Norris is a #Nats catcher!

The Nats went back to the future and traded for Derek Norris who they got from the San Diego Padres for Low-A pitcher Pedro Avila. Norris was once a top prospect with the Nationals.

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