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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.


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.