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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

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson talks with the team's former hitting coach Rick Eckstein. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Nationals Fire Hitting Coach Rick Eckstein

The slumping Washington Nationals have fired hitting coach Rick Eckstein, who paid the price for the team’s offensive woes this season.

07/22/2013

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

New York Mets v Washington Nationals

Davey Johnson Says He’s Done a ‘Horse Bleep’ Job Managing Nats Roster

The ever-resolute Davey Johnson doled out some blame for Washington’s 29-29 record in his weekly hit with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday, and he doled it all out on himself, calling his managing job this season “horse bleep,” while also rushing to the defense of hitting coach Rick Eckstein.

06/05/2013

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