Category Archives: MikeRizzo

UPDATED: Nats choose Jackson Rutledge with their 1st round pick! The countdown to the Draft and Craig Kimbrel is on the clock!

Draft orders and Draft dollars are locked-in for today’s Rule 4 Amateur Draft because first round draft picks cannot be traded making today more about the amateur players and who goes first — but today there is some intrigue about … Continue reading

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The home run on Tuesday from Victor Robles has changed the vibe in two cities!

The Nationals had already celebrated two walk-off wins in their first homestand of 2019, but there was still a damper on this young season due to the leaky bullpen that had set Nats fans into a funk until they could … Continue reading

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Early promises by Rizzo/Martinez on this 2019 team will be tested!

At the Nationals “Hot Stove” event prior to Spring Training, general manager Mike Rizzo and his manager Dave Martinez spoke to an invited list of season ticket holders. The pair laid out their state of the union team for the … Continue reading

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The #Nats payroll for 2019 still has moving parts!

With great power comes great responsibility. Whether you are Spiderman or a power pitcher or a power hitter or a general manager who has the power of the pen, there is a great responsibility to the fans to put a … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo brings back Jeremy Hellickson as the 5th starter

The Washington Nationals have agreed in principle with Jeremy Hellickson on a new one-year deal for the 2019 season. It is an incentive-laden deal with a $1.3 million base guaranteed. The former Rookie of the Year received a major league … Continue reading

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The “Best 25 go north” as the 2019 roster is almost complete for the #Nats, Hellickson in the rumor mill!

The Washington Nationals roster could be complete, but it seems like the roster is missing a couple of pieces. No, this is not referring to Bryce Harper, rather this is referring to back of the roster pieces. Last year, Jeremy … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo reveals the 90-win goal leading into Spring Training

In all of my years of writing about the Washington Nationals, there is no recollection of Mike Rizzo ever stating that having a 90-win team on paper going into Spring Training is a goal. In the past week, Mike Rizzo … Continue reading

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Highlights and Quotes from the #Nats “Hot Stove” Event

The Washington Nationals “Hot Stove” event is held annually for full-season ticket holders which makes this an exclusive event. Typically the stage includes general manager Mike Rizzo, the team’s current manager (Dave Martinez), and the President of “Business Operation” (Vacant) … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo hosts the #Nats “Hot Stove” today! Questions, questions…

The Mike Rizzo “Hot Stove” event for Washington Nationals season ticket holders with full season packages is a “must attend” date on the calendar. This is the event where Mike Rizzo speaks a little more freely because there is no … Continue reading

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The 2019 Watchlist

Originally published on I think the “WKRP to Cincinnati” trade is it for 2018, which means it’s safe to put the finishing touches on the Washington Nationals 2019 Watchlist. It feels like this was one of the most difficult … Continue reading

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