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Nationals GM Mike Rizzo

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

Denard Span #2 of the Washington Nationals crashes into the wall after making a diving catch in the third inning on a ball off the bat of Matt den Dekker (not pictured) of the New York Mets at Nationals Park on September 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Span left the game after this play. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Mike Rizzo Doesn’t ‘See Any Problems’ with Denard Span’s Knee Going Forward

Mike Rizzo offered an update on the “scraped” knee Denard Span sustained in the Nationals 4-2 victory over the Mets on Tuesday, which manager Matt Williams has said will keep him out of Wednesday’s game.

09/24/2014

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‘Chalk Talk’ Featuring Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals

In the next installment of “Chalk Talk,” 106.7 the Fan is proud to welcome Mike Rizzo, president of baseball operations and general manager of the Washington Nationals.

09/03/2014

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

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