Category Archives: Lerners

Mike Rizzo said he needed a spectacular package to trade Bryce Harper. Did a team offer him a spectacular package?

The kid is all grown up at 26 and is a free agent for the first time in his career. When he was 17-years-old, he was drafted in 2010 at #1 overall by the Washington Nationals. For Bryce Harper a.k.a.  “Baseball’s Chosen … Continue reading

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The Bryce Harper conundrum

2018 is not yet through the month of April, but as anticipated, Bryce Harper is already the story which is dominating Washington Nationals news. The volume of Harper news will only pick up as we move through the summer months … Continue reading

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Nationals salary projections with and without Bryce Harper

As some of you may have heard, Bryce Harper is entering the last year with the Nationals before he has the ability to test free agency. And one can infer that his decision will have a great impact on how … 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 possibly 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 … Continue reading

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

The Hot Stove isn’t working, and Baby 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

View this post on Instagram Soon. A post shared by Washington nationals (@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 … Continue reading

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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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Media suggesting Ian Desmond and Matt Wieters. What payroll flexibility do the Nats have?

Get ready for the constant deluge from the media tying the Nats to all the top free agents as it has already started with Tom Boswell’s mentioning of a fit with free agent Ian Desmond  which was then followed up … Continue reading

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MASN files more Motions vs MLB and the Nats

In case you missed it, the paperwork and accusations are flying again in this MASN dispute. Lots of new cross motions being filed between MASN, MLB, and the Nationals over the past few weeks. An already bitter fight between the … Continue reading

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