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Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals walks back to the dugout after striking out in the third inning during a baseball against the Colorado Rockies on July 1, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mike Rizzo on Speaking to Bryce Harper: ‘Message was Delivered and Received’

GM Mike Rizzo says he and Matt Williams have spoken with Bryce Harper about his comments Monday which seemed to challenge the manager’s lineup decision, saying the “message was delivered and received.”

07/03/2014

Nationals officially name Matt Williams the next manager. (Credit: @NationalsPR)

Rizzo’s Fortuitous Advice to Matt Williams on How to Become MLB Manager

Two years ago, Matt Williams had a fortuitous conversation with Mike Rizzo, in which he inquired about what it would take to become an MLB manager. He talked about that conversation, and how it led him to the Nationals gig, in an interview with 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny.

11/01/2013

Manager Davey Johnson (L) of the Washington Nationals is honored on the field by general manager Mike Rizzo (R) prior to his final regular-season home games, a day-night doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, at Nationals Park on September 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Mike Rizzo’s Touching Farewell to Nats Manager Davey Johnson

Mike Rizzo delivered a fitting tribute to Davey Johnson prior to his final regular season home game as manager of the Nats. Listen to that tribute here and try not to weep.

09/22/2013

Manager Davey Johnson doffs his hat to the crowd as he is honored on the field prior to his final regular-season home games, a day-night doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, at Nationals Park. (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Nationals Honor Retiring Manager Davey Johnson

The Washington Nationals honored Davey Johnson on Sunday, paying tribute to the retiring 70-year-old manager who last season guided the team to its only playoff appearance.

09/22/2013

(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Nats Extend Rizzo Long-Term, Name Him ‘President of Baseball Operations & GM’

The Washington Nationals have extended GM Mike Rizzo to a long-term contract, and promoted him to President of Baseball Operations and General Manager, according to a press release issued by the organization Thursday night.

08/01/2013

Drew Storen #22 of the Washington Nationals reacts after giving up a home run in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nats’ Mike Rizzo on Storen Demotion: ‘I Thought We Handled It Perfectly’

Fireworks erupted through the media following the Mike Rizzo’s decision to demote Drew Storen last Friday, including Tyler Clippard accusing the team of handling the situation poorly. Well, Rizzo responded on Wednesday, saying the team “handled it perfectly.”

07/31/2013

Nationals manager Davey Johnson speaks with the team's GM Mike Rizzo. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Nats GM Rizzo: Davey Johnson Won’t Be Fired This Season

Whatever changes the Washington Nationals makes over the remainder of the 2013 season, removing manager Davey Johnson from his post will not be one of them.

07/28/2013

Washington Nationals v Chicago White Sox

Rizzo: Nats Have No Plans to Buy or Sell to Improve ‘Stagnating Offense’

Mike Rizzo took action by firing Rick Eckstein, in an attempt to bring a “new voice” to the Nats’ locker room; a move he says he’d been mulling over since June. He also maintains there’s no one on the trade market who can make the Nats better, so expect them to be silent at the deadline.

07/24/2013

Manager Davey Johnson #5 of the Washington Nationals watches play from the dugout during the third inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park on July 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Davey Johnson: ‘I May Slit My Wrists, But I’m Not Quitting’

Davey Johnson gave a heartfelt weekly address to the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday, acknowledging he fought with Mike Rizzo over Rick Eckstein’s firing, and while he’s trying to remain optimistic about the season, there was on overriding sense of defeat in his words.

07/24/2013

Manager Davey Johnson #5 of the Washington Nationals watches play from the dugout during the third inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park on July 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Davey Johnson: ‘I May Slit My Wrists, But I’m Not Quitting’

Davey Johnson gave a heartfelt weekly address to the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday, acknowledging he fought with Mike Rizzo over Rick Eckstein’s firing, and while he’s trying to remain optimistic about the season, there was on overriding sense of defeat in his words.

07/24/2013

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