Rick Eckstein

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.
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.
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.
Nationals Fire Hitting Coach Rick EcksteinThe slumping Washington Nationals have fired hitting coach Rick Eckstein, who paid the price for the team's offensive woes this season.
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."
Davey Johnson Says He's Done a 'Horse Bleep' Job Managing Nats RosterThe 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.

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