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Latest Mike Rizzo Items
As the Nationals have gone about developing their farm system, they've amassed an embarrassment of riches at catcher. They're also facing a crossroads with some of that depth.
When the clock struck 12:01 Thursday morning, Major League Baseball's free agency period officially — if somewhat unceremoniously — began. The Nationals are expected to be players this offseason, though their list of needs isn't long.
The Nationals made official on Monday the long-expected move to solidify the start to one of the most anticipated offseasons in team history: They agreed to keep manager Davey Johnson in the dugout for the 2012 season.
Davey Johnson managed the Washington Nationals to a 40-43 record last season, but for much of that time his team wasn't set up the way he would have liked.
Sitting in a dugout thick with South Florida humidity Wednesday afternoon, manager Davey Johnson offered perhaps the truest statement about the 2011 Washington Nationals.
If Davey Johnson has it his way, when the Nationals open spring training in February, the man sitting in the manager’s office will be the same one who is there now: him.
If the Nationals' 2011 season was meant to serve as the final vehicle to build anticipation for the future they've been talking about — and saying is coming — since 2005, their last act of the year was the ultimate cliffhanger.
When the season ends Wednesday, the Washington Nationals will begin the process of searching for their 2012 manager. Their list, general manager Mike Rizzo said Sunday, is not long. They know what they want and who they're looking at.
As the Nats wrap up the second-most-successful season in their seven-year history in Washington, General Manager Mike Rizzo heads into the offseason with a specific list.