Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:17:56 -0700
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche and OF Denard Span's jobs are safe as general manager Mike Rizzo does not plan to deal either one to keep OF Ryan Zimmerman in the outfield when OF Bryce Harper returns.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:53:53 -0700
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo signed a new deal Thursday, Aug. 1, and has been given the title of president of baseball operations. The team is calling the new deal a "long-term contract."
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:06:12 -0700
The Washington Nationals picked up general manager Mike Rizzo's option for the 2014 season Thursday, April 25. Both parties are working on an extension beyond that, though.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:26:06 -0700
The Washington Nationals and general manager Mike Rizzo are in discussions about a contract extension. According to one source with knowledge of the discussion, the Nationals have already indicated they will exercise the 2014 option on Rizzo's contract, but their focus remains on a long-term commitment.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:44:27 -0700
Washington Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner said the team is talking with general manager Mike Rizzo about a contract extension. The team has already indicated that they will exercise the 2014 option in Rizzo's contract.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:43:02 -0800
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said the team is unlikely to make anymore offseason acquisitions barring a change to their current roster. "If you're talking about a big-time trade or a big-time free-agent acquisition, I would think that would have to be something that was set off by something that happens here in camp," Rizzo said in his first media session of the spring. "But we're always looking to get ourselves better and deeper, and if there's something to be done that makes sense for us, we'll certainly do it."
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:29:26 -0800
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Davey Johnson are leaving the Winter Meetings Wednesday, Dec. 5, a day early.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:48:10 -0800
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has been named Executive of the Year by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:42:20 -0700
Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said OF Carlos Gonzalez won't be traded before the trade deadline. "The Carlos Gonzalez thing is a joke," O'Dowd said. "We're not trading Carlos Gonzalez." Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo reportedly called with interest in Gonzalez and was turned down. OF Michael Cuddyer is unlikely to go anywhere, either. OF Dexter Fowler is unlikely to be moved, but O'Dowd did not call him untouchable. RPs Rafael Betancourt and Matt Belisle are unlikely to be traded as well, per O'Dowd. SP Jeremy Guthrie, 1B Jason Giambi and SS Marco Scutaro are the most likely to be traded if anyone goes this summer.
Tue, 08 May 2012 15:00:47 -0700
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was fined an undisclosed amount Tuesday, May 8, for his remarks about Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels.