Multi-tasking. Ever heard of it?
Mike Rizzo on going back to the office recently compared to when he did following previous seasons: "Now it was better. It was happier. It was a better time. The food tasted better. The parking spot was wider. Everything was better."
Rendon at least twice made offers to stay at different points
Rizzo expects to meet with Scott Boras in Scottsdale this week to discuss both Strasburg and Anthony Rendon, who they did trade offers for throughout the season. Rizzo added that he and Boras have not spoken yet.
How important are roster-building, platoons, bench, cheap vets? In 1305 plate appearances Anthony Rendon & Juan Soto had 68 HR & 236 RBI. In 1312 PA (~identical) Matt Adams, Howie Kendrick, Kurt Suzuki, Gerardo Parra & Astrubal Cabrera had 68 HR & 263 (!!) RBI for Nats.
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Here lie @JamalCollier's mentions. They were never all that interesting. But we loved them nonetheless.
Dave Martinez finished fifth in NL Manager of the Year voting. It is important to remember that only the regular season is considered here. Mike Shildt won the award while Craig Counsell received the most first-place votes.
Craig Counsell received more first-place votes (13 to 10), but Mike Shildt received more total points (95 to 88) to win NL Manager of the Year. Davey Martinez (15 points) finished 5th in voting that was conducted before the postseason.
By staying under luxury threshold and thus lowering their tax rate (not to mention increasing their revenues with the World Series win), the Nats enhanced their chances to retain Stephen Strasburg snd Anthony Rendon. That’s the goal, they say (though it obviously won’t be easy)
RT @dougherty_jesse: Mike Rizzo says that he has not had any further discussions with Ryan Zimmerman yet. But the company line remained the same: Nationals are interested in bringing Zimmerman back if numbers work. Zimmerman has repeatedly expressed that he's in favor of that.
Mike Rizzo says that he has not had any further discussions with Ryan Zimmerman yet. But the company line remained the same: Nationals are interested in bringing Zimmerman back if numbers work. Zimmerman has repeatedly expressed that he's in favor of that.
Nats ran through a whole bunch of cheaters to win the World Series - HOU: Electronic sign-stealers - STL: Electronic data-stealers - LAD: Electronic sign-stealers (according to Syndergaard) - MIL: MLB’s highest profile PED user. Probably stole something too
Nats assistant hitting coach Joe Dillon would figure to have an excellent chance to win Phillies hitting coach job. There are a few candidates left but he may be favored. Girardi absolutely loves Nats hitting coach Kevin Long, and Dillon has Long’s endorsements
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