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Mike Rizzo

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  • Cooperstown or Canton for Frank Thomas?

    Cooperstown or Canton for Frank Thomas?
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — If Frank Thomas had chosen football over baseball, would the Big Hurt have been successful in the NFL? "If he had stuck with football, he'd be going in the Hall of Fame as a football player," former Auburn coach Pat Dye told...
  • Atholton alum Lombardozzi appears to have secured roster spot with Nationals

    Atholton alum Lombardozzi appears to have secured roster spot with Nationals
    In the Washington Nationals' dugout Saturday morning, manager Davey Johnson explained his contingency plans at shortstop. If Ian Desmond suffered any kind of long-term injury, he said, Danny Espinosa would become the regular shortstop. If Desmond simply...
  • Nationals' Morse suffers setback in rehab stint at Hagerstown

    The Washington Nationals had taken the slow approach with Michael Morse's rehabilitation from a strained right lat muscle, and they felt optimistic the final step would come Monday night. Nine full innings in left field at Single-A Hagerstown would...
  • Nationals interested in Jones? Of course

    Nationals interested in Jones? Of course
    When former general manager Jim Bowden tweeted this afternoon that the Washington Nationals are interested in Adam Jones, I instantly thought the same thing as everybody else. Who isn’t? It’s not news that Jones is a well-regarded center...
  • Riggleman resigns, shocking Nationals

    Joy swelled through every corner of Nationals Park late Thursday afternoon after a landmark victory by the winningest Washington Nationals team in six years. But before the announced 21,161 could reach the exits, and the players could change into their...
  • Nats put McLaren in charge; Ex-O's manager Johnson might be target

    The Washington Nationals’ team plane arrived in Chicago on Thursday evening carrying baseball’s hottest team and its oddest situation. The Nationals have surged to their first winning record in June since 2005, their inaugural season, on the...
  • Former Oriole Davey Johnson reaches agreement in principle to manage Nats

    Former Oriole Davey Johnson reaches agreement in principle to manage Nats
    Though a deal has yet to be completed, the Washington Nationals expect to name former Orioles manager and player Davey Johnson their next manager within days, front office sources said, a move that would culminate a bizarre saga with one of this...
  • Johnson agrees to manage Nationals

    Davey Johnson, a former Orioles manager and player, will become the next manager of the Washington Nationals and will manage them at least through the 2011 season, general manager Mike Rizzo said on the national broadcast of Saturday's game against the...
  • Deal with Nationals makes Soriano top-paid reliever in MLB

    The sting from the wrenching, bitter end of the Washington Nationals' first playoff run might have faded for some by the dead of winter, but not, apparently, for the man at the very top of the organization, not for the 87-year-old real estate tycoon who...
  • Manager's return to Washington Nationals in 2013?

     Manager's return to Washington Nationals in 2013?
    Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson, the oldest skipper in the major leagues, sounds as if he wants to return to Washington for the 2013 season. General Manager Mike Rizzo, who hired Johnson midway through 2011 and has watched him manage the...
  • Nats are NL East Champs

    Nats are NL East Champs
    Washington Nationals clinch NL East crown as D.C. celebrates its first first-place baseball team since 1933 His shirt already soaked through, Ryan Zimmerman grabbed a bottle of Dom Perignon 2002 and plodded forward on the squishy carpet of the Washington...