Category Archives: RizzoForADay

Creativity is part of the GM’s job #Nats

Some General Managers are more creative than others. When the Stephen Strasburg shutdown was announced in 2012, the plan seemingly lacked creativity. Stephen Strasburg pitched Opening Day on April 5th and pitched his turn in the rotation each time until … Continue reading

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The #Nats make additional roster moves as Trea Turner is sent to AAA

On Wednesday, the Nats leave Florida on a Delta jet flight back to Washington DC after their final Grapefruit League game against the Mets in Port St. Lucie. The final cuts have not been made yet, however the roster has … Continue reading

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Updated: The Rizzo Report Card and Rating #Nats

The Washington Nationals on September 27th of 2015 hit their low-point of the season when Jonathan Papelbon put his hand around Bryce Harper’s neck in what we’ve called “The Choke”.  It became emblematic of the way the 2015 Nats season … Continue reading

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Should an upgrade at Catcher be a Rizzo Priority? #Nats

There has been quite a bit of discussion lately regarding whether the Nationals need to go out and get a catcher to replace Wilson Ramos. There is concern about his offense given his performance in 2015. There is also concern … Continue reading

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Rizzo Report Card: The ups and downs and ups in the #Nats Hot Stove

On the morning of December 24, 2015 and creeping up on Mike Rizzo’s Christmas Eve, he had not signed one infielder to the Major League roster and had actually seen attrition in his infield roster as his Silver Slugger shortstop … Continue reading

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Can Rizzo pull off the 11th hour trade to balance the 40 man roster while improving the 25 man roster?

Bill Ladson with some breaking news on Daniel Murphy per his tweet says “New #Nationals infielder Daniel Murphy will take his physical Wednesday and will likely have a press conference Thursday, according to a baseball source. #Nats #MLB“ New #Nationals … Continue reading

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47 days to Spring Training & Rizzo has more work to do. Let’s Talk Nats!

New Years seems so yesterday! Spring Training has an official reporting date on February 18th for MLB, and players will start reporting to Viera Florida long before Spring Training officially begins. Wishing you a Happy New Year, #Nats fans! … Continue reading

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Sign and Trade to Game the QO

Ken Rosenthal included a tidbit in his column on Free Agent Signings. Apparently the CBA allows a team with a protected pick to sign a Free Agent and then immediately trade him to another team as long as the Free Agent who is … Continue reading

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Win Now vs Consistently Good/Great Teams for the #Nats

Time for a philosophical debate. In the spirit of the season, if you are sitting on Santa’s lap or you get a visited by the baseball gods, and you were granted one wish for the next twenty years of Nats … Continue reading

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Let’s visit the rumor mill and Mike Rizzo

Let’s start by reiterating the words of Mike Rizzo from November, “The 2016 Nats will be younger, less experienced but more athletic and speedier. A little transformation…We would like to get more left-handed.”  Those are Mike Rizzo’s own words. A … Continue reading

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