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.”
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.
It’s easy to put too much stock in poor performances early in the season, as it is to overvalue unexpected hot streaks. These overreactions enforce the importance of Rizzo’s weekly radio show with 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny in keeping fans levelheaded to set the tone for a long season.
The Washington Nationals finally got a look at their new closer on Tuesday. They liked what they saw.
When the Washington Nationals shocked the baseball world by reaching an agreement with free agent closer Rafael Soriano, it probably also shocked their current starter, Drew Storen. Jeff Passan checked in with Holden and Danny to explain what the transaction could mean for the rest of the Nats bullpen.
The Washington Nationals agreed to terms to sign closer Rafael Soriano from the New York Yankees, according to the Washington Post.