Category Archives: RizzoForADay

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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Your 2016 Washington Nationals roster, payroll, projections as of today!

Mike Rizzo wrapped up his last few hours in Nashville to pull off a trade that needed to be done at some point this off-season.  No, not Papelbon, it was Yunel Escobar who was traded from the Nats along with … Continue reading

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Rizzo actively talking trades. Mike Leake rumor surfaces! #Nats #WinterMeetings

Mike Leake is one of the most sought after Free Agents still available on the market.  He got his start in 2010 for the Reds while Dusty Baker was his manager. There is no Qualified Offer on Leake and Ken … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo does the Nashville 2-step! #Nats #WinterMeetings

There was breaking news Sunday night that Jonathan Papelbon had filed a grievance against the Nats to receive payment pertaining to his 4 game suspension from the Nats to finish the 2015 season.  This seemed like breaking news as in “current … Continue reading

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Updated 2016 #Nats Payroll Projections. 40 man roster at 37. Winter Meetings days away!

Let’s update the Nats payroll now that we have passed the arbitration tender deadline. The Nats 2015 payroll moved the team into the upper echelon with the big spenders breaking into a figure firmly in the Top 1/2 Dozen for … Continue reading

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