Category Archives: MikeRizzo

The “Trade Winds” blew in for the #Nats

You just knew Nationals’ general manager Mike Rizzo was going to make a deal, and leading up to this year’s only trade deadline at 4pm, the Nationals made their moves. In fact when everything was said and done they traded … Continue reading

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The Nats really miss Max Scherzer!

The Nationals ace of aces, Max Scherzer, remains on the 10-day IL although manager Dave Martinez was optimistic that Scherzer would return this week. He has now missed two starts which included the Sunday start out of the All-Star break … Continue reading

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Three bullpen losses in less than a week, who’s to blame? #Nats

We have said it over and over that a coach’s job is to put their athlete in their best situation to succeed for their team. By this point in the season, we should know who each player is on the … Continue reading

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It’s how you finish #Nats

There are just 70-games remaining in the regular season for the Washington Nationals. If this team just goes 40-30 the remainder of the season, they will exceed the final Fangraphs projection of 88-wins. An 89 win season most likely means … Continue reading

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Baseball’s second half and improving the roster

With the All-Star break upon us, the Washington Nationals will begin baseball’s second half in second place in the NL East and first place in the NL Wild Card. Mathematically, the Nats only have 73 games remaining, and they amazingly … Continue reading

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The trade deadline is coming up quickly!

With the new MLB rules that have limited teams to only one trade deadline on July 31st this year, general managers will be at the ready to make deals sooner than later. Last year, Nationals’ general manager was the early … Continue reading

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The Washington Nationals will be sellers buyers in July!

In one of the most dramatic turns in baseball, the Washington Nationals just pulled off the dirty dozen trick. They just went from a dozen games below .500 and then back to even before the calendar got to July 1st. … Continue reading

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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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