Category Archives: MikeRizzo

With the big WAR movers signed elsewhere, Nats team WAR at 28.3

While we never expected the Washington Nationals would be “in” on the top free agents, we did expect, rather hoped, that the Nats would make some acquisitions to get the team to a FanGraphs projected WAR of 32.0 which would … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Feature, MikeRizzo, Prospects, Roster | Leave a comment

Ownership, MASN, Rizzo, roster, and free agency!

Once again, we put Ted Leonsis into our headlines yesterday as he is still the clear frontrunner to buy the Washington Nationals if the team is sold. Leonsis heads Monumental Sports & Entertainment that owns the Wizards and Capitals as … Continue reading

Posted in Lerners, MASN, MikeRizzo, Roster | Leave a comment

The General Manager’s meeting is underway in Las Vegas!

LAS VEGAS, NV — We are in the brief “quiet period” in Major League Baseball during  this respite when most free agents are not allowed to negotiate with other teams until Thursday at 5 pm. This is the three-days used for … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, MikeRizzo | Leave a comment

It’s the [starting] pitching, stupid!

The calendar has shifted to November. The World Series will wrap up very soon, and the General Manager’s meeting is next week. The Winter Meetings begin in just 33 days. Sandwiched in-between is the non-tender deadline in just 17 days … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, DaveMartinez, MikeRizzo | Leave a comment

Mike Rizzo/Dave Martinez talked to invited guests at the Ballpark Bash!

On the three year anniversary of the Washington Nationals first World Series win, the team invited season ticket holders to a new event called the Ballpark Bash. In attendance were manager Dave Martinez, general manager Mike Rizzo, and three members … Continue reading

Posted in DaveMartinez, Feature, MikeRizzo | Leave a comment

The Ownership Team – Some Insights on David Rubenstein

As Steve has been reporting, it appears that Ted Leonsis will eventually be the new owner of the Nationals; or at least a significant minority partner. It has also been reported that David Rubenstein is a partner in that effort. … Continue reading

Posted in CoachingStaff, DaveMartinez, Feature, Lerners, MikeRizzo | Leave a comment

Ownership, the budget, and Stephen Strasburg!

So much hinges on the 2023 budget for player payroll for every team. For the  Washington Nationals, this will be a budget that will have great impact on how much the team can improve in 2023 and beyond. What we … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Feature, MikeRizzo, Roster | Leave a comment

Is it time for Mike Rizzo to give up the GM hat?

This is a positive which you might not be able to tell by the title. Many of the top baseball teams have taken their long-term and successful general managers and elevated them to the President of Baseball Operations positions, allowing … Continue reading

Posted in MikeRizzo | Leave a comment

Rebuilds have one thing in common

All rebuilds have one thing in common: they are painful for fans. The rest is how you approach it, and none are exactly the same — but many blow it. The Angels, Tigers, Rangers, and White Sox come to mind on … Continue reading

Posted in Feature, MikeRizzo, Prospects, Roster | Leave a comment

The 2023 roster of the Washington Nationals

When we try to project a 2023 roster for the Washington Nationals, much of it will depend on the new ownership for the team and how they want general manager Mike Rizzo to approach free agency. If the team is … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Feature, MikeRizzo, Roster | Leave a comment