Jim Duquette

Washington Nationals

Relationship ‘Won’t Be The Same’ Between Feuding Johnson, Rizzo

Davey Johnson had a difficult time accepting the firing of his hitting coach Rick Eckstein, a move imposed by GM Mike Rizzo. One former MLB GM familiar with Davey, says he likely won’t forget this, and the relationship between Rizzo and Davey may never rebound.


New York Mets pitches against the Chicago White Sox at Citi Field on May 7, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Former General Manager Would Take Matt Harvey Over Strasburg

Even with Stephen Strasburg off to a notably slow start for a guy expected to be among baseball’s elite, you’d still be hard pressed to a find a GM in the league who wouldn’t have the Nats hurler at the top of his wish list if he became available. But former GM Jim Duquette wouldn’t.