Mike Rizzo

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Mike Rizzo Calls Nats’ Prospects Giolito, Turner ‘Pretty Much Untouchable’

Mike Rizzo peels back the many layers of the Nationals’ trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon.

07/29/2015

Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the second innings during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on April 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Rizzo: Nationals Will Decide on Scherzer’s All-Star Game Participation Soon

Nats GM Mike Rizzo’s preference is to use Max Scherzer against Baltimore on Sunday, disqualifying him from playing in the All-Star Game.

07/08/2015

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Why Did the Nationals Play on Saturday? Rizzo: That’s a Question for the Phillies.

Mike Rizzo doesn’t appear happy with the Phillies’ decision to start Saturday’s game, given the weather which halted play after an inning and a half.

06/30/2015

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Mike Rizzo Explains Catalyst for Denard Span’s Sudden Burst of Power

Since Bryce Harper’s infamous lineup omission of 2014, Denard Span has been an All-Star-caliber center fielder. Something changed. Mike Rizzo explains.

05/28/2015

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Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo: ‘I Hate the DH’

Max Scherzer inadvertently reignited an argument over the American League’s designated hitter rule. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo says: “I hate the DH.”

04/29/2015

Denard Span celebrates with Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth

Nationals Werth, Rendon, Span Headed For DL

General manager Mike Rizzo broke the news that Jayson Werth, Anthony Rendon and Denard Span will begin the 2015 season on the disabled list.

04/01/2015

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond's name has been heavily involved in trade rumors this offseason. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Ian Desmond ‘Penciled In’ as Nationals’ Opening Day Shortstop, Mike Rizzo says

Ian Desmond is “penciled in” on the Nationals’ Opening Day roster, says GM Mike Rizzo of the shortstop heavily attached to offseason trade rumors. Also, Rizzo’s remarks on the Clippard-Escobar trade.

01/15/2015

Shut down by the Nationals in September 2012 to protect his surgically repaired right elbow, Stephen Strasburg was not allowed to pitch in those playoffs — a decision debated around baseball. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Strasburg Set For Playoff Debut, 2 Years After Shutdown

Shut down by the Nationals in September 2012 to protect his surgically repaired right elbow, Stephen Strasburg was not allowed to pitch in those playoffs — a decision debated around baseball.

10/02/2014

Manager Matt Williams #9 of the Washington Nationals watches from the dugout. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Chances Matt Williams Wins 2014 National League Manager of the Year …

Determining the likelihood Matt Williams wins the National League Manager of the Year award after leading the Nationals to the NL’s best record in 2014.

10/01/2014

Drew Storen was the Nationals' primary seventh-inning reliever until early September, when he replaced the struggling Rafael Soriano as the closer and thrived. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nats’ Storen, Orioles’ Jones Get 2nd Chance in Postseason

Three years ago, Drew Storen was the confident, young closer for the Washington Nationals, a first-round draft pick who saved 43 games.

09/29/2014

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