Category Archives: MikeRizzo

Summer Training starts today; Fangraphs ranks #Nats at 4th best in Majors!

If you feel like this is a case of déjà vu, you are not alone. This is the second pre-season of 2020 for Major League Baseball because of the initial stoppage of America’s game due to the COVID-19 pandemic on … Continue reading

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60-man roster and opt-outs due this afternoon!

With the 60-man player pool rosters due by 4 p.m. ET today, teams will all have some surprises on their rosters. The hope is that no team will need 60 players to get through a 60-game regular season. But there … Continue reading

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The Baseball Hot Stove Grill opens back up at noon today!

The floodgates will open at noon today for baseball transactions. There had been a self-imposed freeze on deals with other teams since March. Teams can now make trades, sign free agents, and expand to 30 players on their active roster. Total … Continue reading

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A quick five round draft yields six players with potential for the Nats

Over the two days of the amateur player draft and a grand total of five rounds, the Washington Nationals selected six players who general manager Mike Rizzo believes will elevate his farm system that ranks near the bottom of all … Continue reading

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The mock drafts got it wrong again; Cade Cavalli to the #Nats in the 1st round!

The draft is so hit-or-miss like a deceptive breaking pitch that will buckle your knees when you were looking fastball. Every draft class can be analyzed in hindsight years down the road to look at names of “can’t miss” first … Continue reading

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The amateur draft begins shortly with a new format and much less money in the pool!

While there is no agreement between MLB and the player’s union to “Play Ball”, we have a baseball event playing out “live” in the form of the amateur baseball draft. Very much like the NFL Draft during the COVID-19 crisis, … Continue reading

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General Manager Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals did a brief call with the media

The Washington Nationals general manager,  Mike Rizzo, held a 20-minute phone call with reporters that was to provide up-to-date information on the team and the coronavirus outbreak. The good news is that there was not much news to report as everyone … Continue reading

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If the #Nats could play ball, who would be on the team?

The news has moved so fast that it’s strange to think that, barely more than a week ago, the Washington Nationals were still playing Grapefruit League games. It’s strange, too, to think that if not for the coronavirus pandemic that … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has a decision to make on some players by 2 pm tomorrow

As we are arriving at the 16th day of Spring Training, MLB sets the first Spring Training severance clock at 2 pm for teams to part ways with players under the 16 percent non-guaranteed contract clause which covers most arbitration … Continue reading

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Don’t worry about third base for the Washington Nationals — There is a plan!

As you read opinion pieces around the “Natmosphere” on the state of the Washington Nationals, you will almost certainly encounter some of the “world is ending” drama given the slow starts in Spring Training by the three players expected to … Continue reading

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