Nationals GM Mike Rizzo Defends Stephen Strasburg: He Tried 'To Put His Balls On The Line,' But We Chose Tanner Roark"He was just toasted really, really fast in the bullpen," Rizzo says of Strasburg.
Listen: Mike Rizzo's Nationals A Good Example For CubsWhen Chicago native Mike Rizzo took over as Washington Nationals general manager in 2009, he knew the team had to get really bad before they could get really good.
Nationals GM Calls Hamels' Hit On Harper 'Gutless, Classless' Act With two outs in the first inning of yesterday's Nationals-Phillies game, Philadelphia pitcher Cole Hamels plunked rookie Bryce Harper in the back with a 93-mph fastball.
Report: Nationals Make Big Push For BuehrleMark Buehrle has been tabbed as the Washington Nationals' top free agent target with general manager Mike Rizzo reportedly visiting the left-hander's St. Louis home Monday.
Riggleman Resigns As Nationals Manager Before White Sox SeriesJim Riggleman abruptly resigned Thursday as Washington Nationals manager, General Manager Mike Rizzo announced after the Nationals beat the Mariners 1-0.