Nationals Journal: Mike Rizzo


Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo on roster moves, arbitration and extensions

“We like our bullpen. We like our core players. We certainly like the construction of this roster.“

By James Wagner  |  04:43 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, doug fister, mike rizzo, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Frank Thomas becomes the first Hall of Famer Mike Rizzo signed

When Frank Thomas made the Hall of Fame today, Mike Rizzo had reason to feel proud.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:06 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hall of Fame, mike rizzo

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Mike Rizzo on Nate McLouth and the Nationals’ bench

The Nationals could still tweak the bench, including adding a backup catcher, but appear happy with the roster improvements.

By James Wagner  |  07:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo, Nate McLouth, Washington Nationals

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Mike Rizzo puts his faith in Matt Williams

The Nationals’ hiring of Matt Williams shows, again, that this is Mike Rizzo’s franchise.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matt williams, mike rizzo

Posted at 09:39 PM ET, 09/28/2013

Mike Rizzo looks back on 2013 and ahead to the Nationals offseason

Mike Rizzo considers what went wrong in 2013 and looks ahead to the winter.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:39 PM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013

The Nationals' next manager

With the team having little to play for this season, it can start looking ahead to the question that will define its offseason.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, manager search, mike rizzo

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Mike Rizzo's promotion means continuity for the Nationals a big raise for Rizzo

Mike Rizzo's promotion and new contract includes a hefty raise that makes him one of the five highest-paid GMs in baseball.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:58 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo

Posted at 09:36 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Mike Rizzo promoted to team president, given long-term extension

The Nationals gave Mike Rizzo a new title and ensured he will guide their franchise for years to come.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:36 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 07/27/2013

Mike Rizzo isn't mad at Tyler Clippard, won't fire Davey Johnson

After a hectic week at Nationals Park, Mike Rizzo commends Tyler Clippard and says Davey Johnson will be the Nationals' manager for the whole season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:03 PM ET, 07/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Drew Storen, mike rizzo, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Mike Rizzo says he'll let the Nationals get healthy before making trades

Mike Rizzo wants to gauge where the Nationals stand at the trade deadline only after they get their full lineup back.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:45 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo, trade deadline

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Nationals officially exercise Mike Rizzo's option for 2014

The move to pick up the '14 team option was expected and now it's official.

By James Wagner  |  07:35 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Nationals plan to exercise Mike Rizzo's option for 2014

Nationals ownership will soon take the first step in securing General Manager Mike Rizzo's future with the organization.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:02 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Mike Rizzo honored in Boston as Executive of the Year

Mike Rizzo reflects back on the Nationals' rise and addresses the team's rising payroll.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:07 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 12/04/2012

The Nationals' trade for Denard Span looking better as center field market develops

As center fielders sign for big money in free agency, the Nationals' trade for Denard Span looks more valuable five days later.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:01 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alex meyer, denard span, mike rizzo

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Mike Rizzo under contract for one more guaranteed year, two club options

According to people familiar with the details of Mike Rizzo’s contract, only the first three years are guaranteed and the final two years – 2014 and 2015 – are option years that can be exercised by the team

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:28 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo, Washingtion Nationals, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Mike Rizzo said Thursday postgame incident with umpires had ‘absolutely nothing to do’ with controversial ninth inning play

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo denies Thursday’s verbal altercation with umpires had to do with a disputed play late in a loss in New York.

By Steve Yanda  |  06:23 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Rizzo