Category Archives: RizzoForADay

Nats News & Notes| The Draft, The Bullpen, Ryan Zimmerman

THE DRAFT Today is the first day of the 2017 MLB amateur draft. The Nationals first pick is at number 25 which some believe never gets you top talent. Au contraire, Mike Trout was a 25th overall pick and so … 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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Mike Rizzo and Valerie Camillo host a #Nats Hot Stove event

A fun night at the #Nats #HotStove! pic.twitter.com/uxBddl4v2m — Erika (@UVAHooGirl) January 26, 2017 While I enjoy hearing all of the changes coming to Nats Park and getting a sneak peek at some of the giveaways, the second half of … Continue reading

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New numbers and protocols for Lucas Giolito and the intangibles for the team

Secrets are hard to keep on the big news, and the Nationals players found out on Sunday in Milwaukee that Lucas Giolito was going to be called up, and TalkNats reported that news also on Sunday on this blog and … Continue reading

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The future of shortstop for the #Nats

There’s been some discussion recently of the earliest date that Trea Turner could be called up and not reach a full year of service time (172 days) by the end of this season.  The various people who have weighed in … Continue reading

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Creativity is part of the GM’s job #Nats

Some General Managers are more creative than others. When the Stephen Strasburg shutdown was announced in 2012, the plan seemingly lacked creativity. Stephen Strasburg pitched Opening Day on April 5th and pitched his turn in the rotation each time until … Continue reading

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The #Nats make additional roster moves as Trea Turner is sent to AAA

On Wednesday, the Nats leave Florida on a Delta jet flight back to Washington DC after their final Grapefruit League game against the Mets in Port St. Lucie. The final cuts have not been made yet, however the roster has … Continue reading

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Updated: The Rizzo Report Card and Rating #Nats

The Washington Nationals on September 27th of 2015 hit their low-point of the season when Jonathan Papelbon put his hand around Bryce Harper’s neck in what we’ve called “The Choke”.  It became emblematic of the way the 2015 Nats season … Continue reading

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Should an upgrade at Catcher be a Rizzo Priority? #Nats

There has been quite a bit of discussion lately regarding whether the Nationals need to go out and get a catcher to replace Wilson Ramos. There is concern about his offense given his performance in 2015. There is also concern … Continue reading

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Rizzo Report Card: The ups and downs and ups in the #Nats Hot Stove

On the morning of December 24, 2015 and creeping up on Mike Rizzo’s Christmas Eve, he had not signed one infielder to the Major League roster and had actually seen attrition in his infield roster as his Silver Slugger shortstop … Continue reading

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