July 26, 2021

Washington Nationals News & Rumors – Anthony Rendon & Stephen Strasburg meeting other teams; Mike Rizzo = BA’s Executive of the Year… (Federal Baseball)


Mike Rizzo is Baseball America’s Executive of the Year for 2019. Rizzo’s coming off a World Series title. Rizzo is trying to build the roster for 2020 while tracking the free agent market for both Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg. Rizzo should probably get an extension, but we’re like totally objective reporters with a disdain for opinion-y opinions, so we’re just passively watching this all… Go read your links:

NATS BEAT:

Nats 1B Ryan Zimmerman plans to be back with champs _ or retired – (Washington Times)
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman figures he’ll either find himself back with the World Series champions next season – or out of baseball.”

What to make of other clubs’ pursuits of Rendon and Strasburg – (MASN)
“As much as everyone in Washington wants to believe Strasburg and Rendon prefer to return to the only franchise they’ve ever played for, you just don’t become a free agent and not see what the market has to offer.”

These former prospects are breakout candidates – (MLB.com)
“Yes, Carter Kieboom went just 5-for-39 over his first 11 games in the big leagues, but it’s a bit too reactionary to ding a guy for that small of a sample…

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