Category Archives: MikeRizzo

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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It’s back to work for Mike Rizzo and staff! #Nats

In England, it is still a holiday today. Boxing Day is being celebrated in London and for the fĂștbol teams, their general managers could have another day-off. That is not the case for Washington Nationals’ general manager Mike Rizzo, his … Continue reading

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Can Mike Rizzo upgrade at second base? #Nats

When Howie Kendrick‘s season ended on May 19th in the 8th inning with an achilles tendon injury, it has led to much doubt that the player who turns 36 next season can recover to be effective on defense. Nationals general … Continue reading

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When the Mets, Braves or Phillies have made a move, the #Nats have answered back!

The NL East’s top four teams have all been improving this off-season with signings that have ratcheted up the team WAR. When one punches, the other counter-punches. It got so hot this past week after the Mets signed former-Nats catcher … Continue reading

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