Category Archives: MikeRizzo

Five Top-100 Nats’ prospects on Keith Law’s rankings!

After the Washington Nationals’ general manager, Mike Rizzo, called this the best prospect grouping he has ever had in his tenure with the Nats, it was good to see Keith Law of The Athletic rank five Nats’ prospects in his Top-100 … Continue reading

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The final move(s) for the Nats is/are a waiting game.

The fans can do very little to move things along for the Washington Nationals, either with a sale of the franchise or the signing of a meaningful free agent. These complicated transactions get done at their own pace — and at … Continue reading

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With the big WAR movers signed elsewhere, Nats team WAR at 28.3

While we never expected the Washington Nationals would be “in” on the top free agents, we did expect, rather hoped, that the Nats would make some acquisitions to get the team to a FanGraphs projected WAR of 32.0 which would … Continue reading

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Ownership, MASN, Rizzo, roster, and free agency!

Once again, we put Ted Leonsis into our headlines yesterday as he is still the clear frontrunner to buy the Washington Nationals if the team is sold. Leonsis heads Monumental Sports & Entertainment that owns the Wizards and Capitals as … Continue reading

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The General Manager’s meeting is underway in Las Vegas!

LAS VEGAS, NV — We are in the brief “quiet period” in Major League Baseball during  this respite when most free agents are not allowed to negotiate with other teams until Thursday at 5 pm. This is the three-days used for … Continue reading

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It’s the [starting] pitching, stupid!

The calendar has shifted to November. The World Series will wrap up very soon, and the General Manager’s meeting is next week. The Winter Meetings begin in just 33 days. Sandwiched in-between is the non-tender deadline in just 17 days … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo/Dave Martinez talked to invited guests at the Ballpark Bash!

On the three year anniversary of the Washington Nationals first World Series win, the team invited season ticket holders to a new event called the Ballpark Bash. In attendance were manager Dave Martinez, general manager Mike Rizzo, and three members … Continue reading

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The Ownership Team – Some Insights on David Rubenstein

As Steve has been reporting, it appears that Ted Leonsis will eventually be the new owner of the Nationals; or at least a significant minority partner. It has also been reported that David Rubenstein is a partner in that effort. … Continue reading

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Ownership, the budget, and Stephen Strasburg!

So much hinges on the 2023 budget for player payroll for every team. For the  Washington Nationals, this will be a budget that will have great impact on how much the team can improve in 2023 and beyond. What we … Continue reading

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Is it time for Mike Rizzo to give up the GM hat?

Many of the top baseball teams have taken their long-term and successful general managers and elevated them to the President of Baseball Operations positions, allowing them to hire a general manager under them. Theo Epstein did that with the Cubs, … Continue reading

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