Mike Rizzo

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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.”


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.


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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.