Category Archives: MikeRizzo

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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Jake Noll and Clint Robinson certainly give hope to NRIs (Non-Roster Invitees) in #Nats Spring Training Camp!

As the magician says, “Pick a card, any card from the deck” of fifty-two cards is a much easier trick than trying to make the Opening Day roster as an NRI (non-roster invitee), but it is possible.  In a blind … Continue reading

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Analyzing the groups in West Palm Beach and the 1-0 W-factor!

Squad goals are a key to every team, and the Washington Nationals roster as we look at them have strengths and weaknesses as we showed by position — but upside exists. Don’t let the projection sites fool you into thinking this … Continue reading

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Nats trade for Harper seems like a shocking headline; Nats acquire Ryne Harper from the Twins!

When you hear the name Harper in baseball and Washington, you immediately think of the guy who now plays for the Phillies, and now that name will be attached to the newly acquired right-hander Ryne Harper who was acquired from … Continue reading

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Davey Martinez never said Carter Kieboom will be on the Opening Day roster

Just because last year’s top prospect Victor Robles made the Opening Day roster last year does not make it a “sure thing” that this year’s top prospect Carter Kieboom will be traveling to Citifield on March 26th for Opening Day. … Continue reading

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The #Nats Hot Stove event; Do you have any burning questions? No Rizzo this time.

On Sunday, the Washington Nationals will hold their annual “Hot Stove” event for their full-season plan holders at Nationals Park on Sunday. Membership in Nats Plus has its privileges. A morning email from the Nationals that was excerpted and posted … Continue reading

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Nats, News, & Notes: Winterfest happenings

No, Gerardo Parra was not part of the Nats alumni at Winterfest, and technically right now Ryan Zimmerman is part of that alumni and he was not in attendance either even though he lives thirty minutes away from the stadium. … Continue reading

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The #Nats have signed all of their arbitration eligible players!

As of this evening, Mike Rizzo has settled up with all of his arbitration eligible players. He tied up Michael A. Taylor yesterday, and today negotiated deals with Roenis Elias and Joe Ross before today’s deadline which avoided arbitration — and … Continue reading

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If the Nats offseason is over, their Fangraphs number is +42.9 WAR

If the goal is to build an offseason roster projected to win 90-wins, it looks like Mike Rizzo is two wins short of the goal. The team is at +42.9 WAR now, and that roughly translates to 88-wins. A year … Continue reading

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Add it all up, Mike Rizzo showed that he has game!

As the first snow hit Washington, D.C., general manager Mike Rizzo was back at work as he is trying to finalize his 2020 roster. A week ago he was being criticized for a lackluster offseason even though he had six … Continue reading

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