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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

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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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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.

07/23/2013

Nationals pitcher Dan Haren. (Credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Rizzo Denies Interest in Trade for Pitcher, Makes Reference to Nats’ ‘Big Three’

Nats GM Mike Rizzo denied rumors that Washington’s looking to trade for a starting pitcher before the deadline, saying he’s confident Dan Haren will bounce back, and made maybe the first public reference to the team’s top three pitchers as “The Big Three.”

07/03/2013

Bryce Harper (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper to Resume ‘Baseball Activities’ Could Be Back ‘Within a Week’

Bryce Harper’s absence from the Nats’ lineup has cast a tremendous shadow over the team’s offensive production, but his return may be imminent after piecing together comments from Mike Rizzo and Davey Johnson on the slugger’s injury status.

06/19/2013

Kurt Suzuki #24 of the Washington Nationals dives to put out Delmon Young #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning at Citizens Bank Park on June 18, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 4-2. (Credi: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Rizzo: Nats Need to Simplify Things ‘See Ball, Hit Ball, Catch Ball’

Nats general manager Mike Rizzo answered a litany of questions about how the Nats will climb out of this season-long slump they’ve been in, which he says comes from guys “over-thinking it.” They just need to go out there and “see ball, hit ball and catch ball.”

06/19/2013

Stephen Strasburg pitched into the 8th inning for the first time in his Major League career on Thursday. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Strasburg, Harper, Detwiler Could All Make Nats Return in Days

The future seemed so bleak just last week when the Nats placed yet another player on the Disabled List in Stephen Strasburg, but one week from Wednesday and a handful of games later, that could all be in the past with Washington’s rotation returning to full-strength.

06/05/2013

Rafael Soriano #29 of the Washington Nationals reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Alex Rios #51 of the Chicago White Sox in the top of the ninth inning during a game at Nationals Park on April 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Rizzo: Soriano Needs to Speak With Harper ‘Face to Face’

Mike Rizzo hadn’t heard that closer Rafael Soriano had called out Bryce Harper for his positioning on a game-tying triple by the Giants last night. But if he had a problem with Harper, he says making his case to the newspapers isn’t how he would have handled it.

05/22/2013

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