Mike Rizzo

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Mike Rizzo said : “There’s still a lot of unknowns,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 23, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

click2houston Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 20, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

click2houston Friday, March 20, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

readingeagle Friday, March 20, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 20, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 20, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 20, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

samoaobserver Friday, March 20, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 20, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

click2houston Friday, March 20, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

readingeagle Friday, March 20, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 20, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t see how his first five years could be replicable,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got a panache about him,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 2, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re not looking to make a trade,” External link

ibtimes Friday, February 21, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It's a lot to take on for any player, but especially a young player," "Last year was a failure -- and we're not afraid to call that very short stint a 'failure' for him -- but we're not concerned about that. At all. We see skills and tools and baseball IQ and acumen. Last year was on me for bringing him to the big leagues before he was ready. It was by necessity; we had to do it. ... We also knew he had the makeup and character that if he did go up and fail, he's not going to regress when he comes back up for good" External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It's a lot to take on for any player, but especially a young player," "Last year was a failure -- and we're not afraid to call that very short stint a 'failure' for him -- but we're not concerned about that. At all. We see skills and tools and baseball IQ and acumen. Last year was on me for bringing him to the big leagues before he was ready. It was by necessity; we had to do it. ... We also knew he had the makeup and character that if he did go up and fail, he's not going to regress when he comes back up for good" External link

wftv Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Somebody’s got to say the word over there: cheated ,” External link

readingeagle Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Opening day 2020, there’s 50 media people here and 47 were at the Houston Astros, who cheated to win a World Series, and there were three of them here with the current, reigning world champions,” External link

readingeagle Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We did it with character and dignity and did it the right way, so we feel good about that,” “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love, and that’s not right” External link

readingeagle Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love and that’s not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody’s got to say the words over there: ‘cheated,’ and that’s important to me,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I have no proof. We assume they were,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Someone has got to say the word over there: Cheated. That’s important to me,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo added : “That would not and could not happen with the Nationals. I would not let it happen,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that’s not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody’s got to say the words over there: ‘cheated.’ And that’s important to me,” External link

denverpost Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that's not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody's got to say the words over there: 'cheated.' And that's important to me," External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that's not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody's got to say the words over there: 'cheated.' And that's important to me," External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that’s not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody’s got to say the words over there: ‘cheated.’ And that’s important to me,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven’t heard it yet,” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that’s not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody’s got to say the words over there: ‘cheated.’ And that’s important to me,” “For the sport to move on, which is what I’m most concerned about, we have to make sure that all the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed on this investigation before we end it” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I have no proof of what, if anything, they did in 2019,” “We assumed they were, and we prepared diligently for it” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We got a lot of volunteer phone calls,” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I know for a fact that could not and would not happen with the Washington Nationals, because I would not allow it to happen with the Washington Nationals,” “So we certainly take pride in that, the way we conduct our business and our process, and we try and do things the right way for the good of the game in its entirety” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet," External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that's not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody's got to say the words over there: 'cheated.' And that's important to me," "For the sport to move on, which is what I'm most concerned about, we have to make sure that all the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed on this investigation before we end it" External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I have no proof of what, if anything, they did in 2019," "We assumed they were, and we prepared diligently for it" External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We got a lot of volunteer phone calls," External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I know for a fact that could not and would not happen with the Washington Nationals, because I would not allow it to happen with the Washington Nationals," "So we certainly take pride in that, the way we conduct our business and our process, and we try and do things the right way for the good of the game in its entirety" External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet," External link

seattlepi Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that's not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody's got to say the words over there: 'cheated.' And that's important to me," "For the sport to move on, which is what I'm most concerned about, we have to make sure that all the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed on this investigation before we end it" External link

seattlepi Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I know for a fact that could not and would not happen with the Washington Nationals, because I would not allow it to happen with the Washington Nationals," "So we certainly take pride in that, the way we conduct our business and our process, and we try and do things the right way for the good of the game in its entirety" External link

seattlepi Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet," External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that's not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody's got to say the words over there: 'cheated.' And that's important to me," "For the sport to move on, which is what I'm most concerned about, we have to make sure that all the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed on this investigation before we end it" External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I have no proof of what, if anything, they did in 2019," "We assumed they were, and we prepared diligently for it" External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We got a lot of volunteer phone calls," External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I know for a fact that could not and would not happen with the Washington Nationals, because I would not allow it to happen with the Washington Nationals," "So we certainly take pride in that, the way we conduct our business and our process, and we try and do things the right way for the good of the game in its entirety" External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We did it with character, dignity and did it the right way. We feel good about that,” “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love and that’s not right” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “There’s 50 media outlets here, and 47 of them are for the Astros ‚who cheated to win the World Series,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “This will be the last time I talk about the Houston situation,” “This will be the last time I refer back to 2019 world championship. We’re looking forward to 2020” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo told : “The option adds a layer to the situation for obvious reasons,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 10, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “My dad is totally responsible for where I’m at today,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “My dad is totally responsible for where I'm at today,” External link

siouxcityjournal Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “My father is totally responsible for where I’m at today,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

click2houston Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

kiro7 Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We don’t see [third base] as a hole,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I noticed around Christmas that he felt good about himself, and I know he's down in Florida doing his thing, so I know he'll hit the ground running in spring training," "And I'm sure we'll have to have a talk with him to back off a little bit and get ready for the season" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We think we’re going to be solid at third base. All of our options can play it very well,” “Kieboom isn’t proven there at the big league level, but he’s a competent shortstop, and we feel comfortable from what we’ve seen in the minor leagues at third” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s by design that we give our manager flexibility to do what he feels comfortable with that given day,” “We needed about 48 players last year to win a world title. This thing takes a village. It takes depth. You have to have players that are willing to accept the challenge of being versatile and using multiple lineups” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : "You play the 'what if?' game," "We had options A, B, C. You have to have multiple layers and multiple different ideas and opportunities and options to fall back on if you don't get your primary target. It's a little bit nerve-wracking, but we felt confident throughout the process that Stephen wanted to be here, we wanted him here and it was just kind of getting to the bottom line" External link

beloitdailynews Friday, December 20, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "There's a bunch of different ways to construct a roster," "We feel that we have great options both internally and in the free agent market and in the trade market, so we'll explore those like we do every year and try and construct a team that Washington could be proud of and that gives us a chance to win another World Series" External link

beloitdailynews Friday, December 20, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : "You play the 'what if?' game," "We had options A, B, C. You have to have multiple layers and multiple different ideas and opportunities and options to fall back on if you don't get your primary target. It's a little bit nerve-wracking, but we felt confident throughout the process that Stephen wanted to be here, we wanted him here and it was just kind of getting to the bottom line" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "There's a bunch of different ways to construct a roster," "We feel that we have great options both internally and in the free agent market and in the trade market, so we'll explore those like we do every year and try and construct a team that Washington could be proud of and that gives us a chance to win another World Series" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says : “He’s been an underappreciated superstar for a long, long time,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "You play the 'what if?' game," External link

wsau Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo saying : “With starting pitching, anything is possible. Without it, nothing is” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s a little bit nerve-racking,” “But we felt confident throughout the process that Stephen wanted to be here” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The third base market specifically is an active market," "There are several teams that are in the market for that particular position. I think it will move fairly rapidly, not only in the free-agent market but in the trade market I think we'll see some activity" External link

CBC Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The third base market specifically is an active market,” “There are several teams that are in the market for that particular position. I think it will move fairly rapidly, not only in the free-agent market but in the trade market I think we’ll see some activity” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The third base market specifically is an active market,” “There are several teams that are in the market for that particular position. I think it will move fairly rapidly, not only in the free-agent market but in the trade market I think we’ll see some activity” External link

cleveland Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great team,” “I don’t expect that to change” External link

dcourier Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great team,” “I don’t expect that to change” External link

denverpost Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great team," "I don't expect that to change" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : “You look at the history of the Nationals and the way we've positioned ourselves and the details of [Strasburg’s] contract and the way that it's structured, this ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club,” “I don't see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I just go back to the point that it's all about asset allocation, and I think that the ownership has been very fair with the resources that they've given me to field a good team, and the proof's in the pudding,” “We put together a good, solid, competitive team for the last eight years. We won four division titles. We won a Wild Card title, and we won the World Series title. So we're in a good position to continue that, and with the support of our ownership, we're in good stead” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : “You look at the history of the Nationals and the way we've positioned ourselves and the details of [Strasburg’s] contract and the way that it's structured, this ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club,” “I don't see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I just go back to the point that it's all about asset allocation, and I think that the ownership has been very fair with the resources that they've given me to field a good team, and the proof's in the pudding,” “We put together a good, solid, competitive team for the last eight years. We won four division titles. We won a Wild Card title, and we won the World Series title. So we're in a good position to continue that, and with the support of our ownership, we're in good stead” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Mark Pryor ) : “This ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club. I don’t see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game,” “I think that Mark realizes that there’s ways to fit players in. There’s ways that you can field a championship-caliber roster. And, again, the resources have always been there, so I don’t expect that to change” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Mark Pryor ) : “This ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club. I don’t see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game,” “I think that Mark realizes that there’s ways to fit players in. There’s ways that you can field a championship-caliber roster. And, again, the resources have always been there, so I don’t expect that to change” External link

dailynews Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great team," "I don't expect that to change" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : “You look at the history of the Nationals and the way we've positioned ourselves and the details of [Strasburg’s] contract and the way that it's structured, this ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club,” “I don't see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I just go back to the point that it's all about asset allocation, and I think that the ownership has been very fair with the resources that they've given me to field a good team, and the proof's in the pudding,” “We put together a good, solid, competitive team for the last eight years. We won four division titles. We won a Wild Card title, and we won the World Series title. So we're in a good position to continue that, and with the support of our ownership, we're in good stead” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : “You look at the history of the Nationals and the way we've positioned ourselves and the details of [Strasburg’s] contract and the way that it's structured, this ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club,” “I don't see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I just go back to the point that it's all about asset allocation, and I think that the ownership has been very fair with the resources that they've given me to field a good team, and the proof's in the pudding,” “We put together a good, solid, competitive team for the last eight years. We won four division titles. We won a Wild Card title, and we won the World Series title. So we're in a good position to continue that, and with the support of our ownership, we're in good stead” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great term,” “I don’t expect that to change” External link

denverpost Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great term," "I don't expect that to change" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Bud Light ) : “We’re riding high on a lot of emotions and a lot of Bud Light,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve been meeting for about 10 years, so there’s no need to have a personal meeting,” “They know where our heart lies and we know where their heart lies” External link

usaToday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Bud Light ) : “We’re riding high on a lot of emotions and a lot of Bud Light,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve been meeting for about 10 years, so there’s no need to have a personal meeting,” “They know where our heart lies and we know where their heart lies” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s important for us to have those consistent voices, as long as those voices were effective the first few times around,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, November 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got a very good knowledge of the system. He’s got a very good knowledge of pitching in general,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, November 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “What they did, from Davey on down, was fantastic during the season and the march to the championship,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, November 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He had a terrific year last year, and he made big strides in AAA for us,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We liked what he did overall last season,” “There were some bumps when he got up here, yes, but he got a bit of experience at the big league level and took that back down to Fresno to learn more. We’re excited for what he’s going to be moving forward” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Here’s the thing with Carter, and this won’t change: If he weren’t on a team with Trea Turner, who’s a premier shortstop at 26, that’s the position Carter would play,” “But it turns out that he’s on a team with Trea and we expect Trea to be with us for a long, long time. So we’ll just have to see where Carter fits” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s early in the process,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “You’re in a situation where you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t,” ”I don’t have a political bone in my body. I vote for who I want. I don’t care what the party is. I vote every election. I’m listed as an Independent. My dad was a city worker in the city of Chicago for 45 years. We voted Democrat for the [Richard] Daleys a lot. I voted Republican sometimes. “The office of the president is something that we respect. We felt we should be there. We also felt we should do it with everyone still in town there, or not do it at all” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “a season that unified a region when the region needed unifying the most,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, November 4, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo told : "There are certain milestones that come up throughout the offseason. We'll start making decisions two days after the World Series," External link

wsau Friday, November 1, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I'm not sure. We haven't spoken at all about it," External link

wsau Friday, November 1, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He knows my feelings towards him, his feelings towards me and this organization, and we'll take the next step," "It all starts with an open line of dialog and communication, and we have a very strong line of communication" External link

wsau Friday, November 1, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo told : "We have certainly had the resources to field a competitive team, (especially) since 2012," External link

wsau Friday, November 1, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says : “It’s hard to express and describe what he means to us as a team but also as a franchise, an organization,” External link

usaToday Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He was a key player this year, he’s been a key part of this ball club, this franchise, this community,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We took a risk because he had a couple of injuries, but I had seen him for years and I had always loved him,” “We had it on our board that if he gets to us, we’re taking him, and that was mostly out of what I had seen in the past” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The world was losing their minds,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I always believed Adam would be a major contributor when he was healthy and playing on the field,” “He plays the game hard and does everything to help the team win. He proved that this year and he is a big reason for our success” External link

forbes Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I always believed Adam would be a major contributor when he was healthy and playing on the field,” “He plays the game hard and does everything to help the team win. He proved that this year and he is a big reason for our success” External link

forbes Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “That’s how this group plays,” “Even when things were bad, even when it seemed like there was no way out back in the spring, they were total pros. They never wavered. They had something special” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We had to get a lot better to be at the expansion-franchise level,” “No depth anywhere. We didn’t have much of a scouting and player development staff. We were very bare bones on almost each and every level” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We were less than an expansion franchise,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Rendon is one of the best hitters in the game and arguably the best third baseman—in fact, I think he’s the best all-around third baseman in baseball,” “Soto is remarkable for a guy who just turned 21. He’s patient at the plate and a true professional hitter who is only going to get better. He hit 34 homers with more than 100 runs, RBIs, and walks. Robles (center field) has come along and improved defensively and really started to put it together with the bat. Turner has all the tools and is an exciting player to watch. If he stays healthy, he’s got some great years ahead of him” External link

forbes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Rendon is one of the best hitters in the game and arguably the best third baseman—in fact, I think he’s the best all-around third baseman in baseball,” “Soto is remarkable for a guy who just turned 21. He’s patient at the plate and a true professional hitter who is only going to get better. He hit 34 homers with more than 100 runs, RBIs, and walks. Robles (center field) has come along and improved defensively and really started to put it together with the bat. Turner has all the tools and is an exciting player to watch. If he stays healthy, he’s got some great years ahead of him” External link

forbes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

sentinelsource Monday, October 28, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t know where he’s sitting,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 28, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

theage Monday, October 28, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, October 28, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

smh Monday, October 28, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

watoday Monday, October 28, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t know where he’s sitting,” External link

denverpost Monday, October 28, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got good stuff and he got his feet wet the other night, so that’ll help him, that’ll help the nerves a little bit,” “But you do an emergency start in Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, he’ll have to control his emotions and not be amped up and just follow the game plan and see what happens. It could be a good story, man” External link

nytimes Monday, October 28, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, October 28, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got good stuff and he got his feet wet the other night, so that’ll help him, that’ll help the nerves a little bit,” “But you do an emergency start in Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, he’ll have to control his emotions and not be amped up and just follow the game plan and see what happens. It could be a good story, man” External link

nytimes Monday, October 28, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got good stuff and he got his feet wet the other night, so that’ll help him, that’ll help the nerves a little bit,” “But you do an emergency start in Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, he’ll have to control his emotions and not be amped up and just follow the game plan and see what happens. It could be a good story, man” External link

nytimes Monday, October 28, 2019 4:04:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got good stuff and he got his feet wet the other night, so that’ll help him, that’ll help the nerves a little bit,” “But you do an emergency start in Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, he’ll have to control his emotions and not be amped up and just follow the game plan and see what happens. It could be a good story, man” External link

nytimes Monday, October 28, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s in a lot of pain,” “It’s got to be something excruciating that he couldn’t push his way through. … He said he slept funny on it two days ago, he woke up with a stiff neck. They worked on it, and it felt a little better. But then he woke up, and it was bad” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 28, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s in a lot of pain,” “It’s gotta be something excruciating that he couldn’t push his way through. … He said he slept funny on it two days ago, he woke up with a stiff neck. They worked on it and it felt a little better. But then he woke up and it was bad” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 28, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo told : "It's an incredible story -- we had a 0.1% chance of winning the National League pennant," External link

ABCnews Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Tonight's game is a little different. We're going to be fans like everybody else," External link

ABCnews Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I like a veteran presence, but especially when it’s combined with a really good young core,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 25, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s difficult to win consistently and have a good farm system,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “A lot of them are on the field for us,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the unsung hero of what we have become,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s difficult to win consistently and have a good farm system,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “A lot of them are on the field for us,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He fills up the strike zone; the hitters are going to beat him, he’s not going to beat himself,” “And he got a real good feel for that four-seam fastball up in the zone his last couple of weeks with Toronto” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Juan Soto ) : “One thing that we don’t get caught up in here is your chronological age,” “That does not determine your status with us. Players mature and develop at different rates, and we felt that Juan was capable of playing well in the big leagues. Offensively he was quite ready. Defensively he had to learn on the fly” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo declaró : “Una buena actuación de los abridores para mí es la clave con vistas a cualquier triunfo a largo plazo que se proponga el equipo. Creo que cuando se tiene la oportunidad de contar con lanzadores que puedan dominar un partido durante seis, siete o más entradas, me parece que es la manera más sólida de encaminarse a la victoria en un juego” External link

wsoctv Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo declaró : “Una buena actuación de los abridores para mí es la clave con vistas a cualquier triunfo a largo plazo que se proponga el equipo. Creo que cuando se tiene la oportunidad de contar con lanzadores que puedan dominar un partido durante seis, siete o más entradas, me parece que es la manera más sólida de construir una senda hacia la victoria en un partido de béisbol” “Me parece cierto que hay distintas formas de desollar un gato, hay vías para ganar campeonatos, pero esa ha sido siempre mi filosofía. Y nos ha sido bastante útil” External link

wsoctv Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you’re going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game,” “I think that there’s certainly different ways to skin a cat, there’s ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it’s served us well here” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

fox13memphis Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

wftv Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you’re going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game,” “I think that there’s certainly different ways to skin a cat, there’s ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it’s served us well here” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

wftv Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

kiro7 Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

wsoctv Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the unsung hero of what we have become,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 18, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "A lot of teams could've folded. A lot of teams, the clubhouse would have been fractured," "But Davey held this thing together" External link

arkansasonline Friday, October 18, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The first month and a half, we were bad defensively. We were bad on the bases. We were giving away three or four outs a game. We were giving the other team three or four outs a game. It had to stop," "Davey made a mandate: We were taking mandatory BP, we were taking mandatory infield practice, until we got things together" External link

arkansasonline Friday, October 18, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “A lot of teams could’ve folded. A lot of teams, the clubhouse would have been fractured,” “But Davey held this thing together” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The first month and a half, we were bad defensively. We were bad on the bases. We were giving away three or four outs a game. We were giving the other team three or four outs a game. It had to stop,” “Davey made a mandate: We were taking mandatory BP, we were taking mandatory infield practice, until we got things together” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” “That’s the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he’s a healthy player, he’s a pretty damn good one still” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” “That’s the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he’s a healthy player, he’s a pretty damn good one still” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

kiro7 Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

wsoctv Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

fox13memphis Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

wftv Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We earned the 12 games under .500 [in May]. We were bad," External link

wacotrib Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six or seven years when he played 160 games every year,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I saw needles in his shoulder. I saw him playing when he probably shouldn’t have been playing early in his career. It takes its toll. But that’s the kind of man he is and player he is. And you can see: When he’s a healthy player, he’s a pretty damn good one, still” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six or seven years when he played 160 games every year,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I saw needles in his shoulder. I saw him playing when he probably shouldn’t have been playing early in his career. It takes its toll. But that’s the kind of man he is and player he is. And you can see: When he’s a healthy player, he’s a pretty damn good one, still” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We don’t do it without the support of ownership,” “But it is all about the players” External link

washtimes Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Howie Kendrick ) : "Howie’s got a big strong back," External link

usaToday Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Mike Rizzo ) : “We got lucky and got to watch the game on the airplane,” “The whole airplane was tuned to the game. Mike did a great job with his staff on that team, another championship for the D.C. area. I couldn’t be happier for those guys” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 14, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t think he saw any of his three kids born,” “We’re in a different world now” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Starting pitching has been our backbone,” “That’s been our bread and butter” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “You can see the see finish line and taste it,” “You’re an out or two or a pitch or two away. And you don’t win it. You got to get all 27 outs before you can pack up the bats. We don’t know what to do tomorrow. It’s Saturday, and we don’t have a game” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 11, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “To win these types of games against this type of team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, your stars have to be stars,” “Our stars were stars tonight, and I think that carried us through” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo told : “Right man in the right spot,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : “You're talking about big-boy baseball right there,” “You're talking about your horse that you're relying on. [Strasburg] came out and did it for the name on the front of the jersey more than the name on the back. That's the type of pitcher he's been since he got here” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo noted : “He was due we were due, I think, to get one of those,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says : “I never doubted this team. We were 19-31,” “To the outside world, the world was coming to an end for the Nats. I feel good about this team, I think it’s a character team, I think it’s a team that the best is yet to come” External link

usaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Michael A Taylor ) : “We had so many good at-bats there,” “Mikey Taylor, Zim. Then we got it to the big horses. And that last big horse, we have a lot of belief in him” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “There’s a bunch of professional players in here that never pointed fingers, never gave anonymous quotes and tried to blow up the clubhouse,” “It’s something that I won’t forget as a GM, because it’s a special group of guys” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “There’s a bunch of professional players in here that never pointed fingers, never gave anonymous quotes and tried to blow up the clubhouse,” “It’s something that I won’t forget as a GM, because it’s a special group of guys” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Once he does rejoin us he will be full-go,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, September 20, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "This is something we have to take care of," External link

wsau Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The hell with roles. There are games when it’s all hands on deck,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “That’s kind of what you paid for,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We once had a lot of high-strikeout players here who had power,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We once had a lot of high-strikeout players here who had power,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He kept this club together when it could have splintered off very, very easily,” External link

suntimes Monday, August 26, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Five out of six [on this homestand], we’ll take it,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, August 19, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “They treat us great over there. It’s a great facility to play in,” “It’s [just] difficult geographically to move players back and forth” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re going to have to find something we like about it,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We had four or five arms that we could rely on the bullpen, and we needed that to get deeper,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, August 5, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We've got to see him off a mound," External link

dcourier Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We've got to see him off a mound," External link

12news Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve got to see him off a mound,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Love the attitude, the chip on his shoulder,” “He’s a tough guy that brings it. You love him or you hate him, and he’s a National now” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Love the attitude, the chip on his shoulder,” “He’s a tough guy that brings it. You love him or you hate him, and he’s a National now” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We feel good about what we did today,” “We feel like we upgraded ourselves and improved ourselves, and we are excited to take this road trip and really step on the gas and get things rolling” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “What limits who you can target is what you want to give up for the player and what they’re making,” “So yeah, it limited us to an extent” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “In the past, we’ve done deals early in the period,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Hunter Strickland ) : “We got a couple controllable relievers [Elías and Strickland through 2021],” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve upgraded our bullpen. These aren’t the sexiest names in the trade market, but we think we got good quality, reliable guys with some moxie and some experience,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Love the attitude, the chip on his shoulder,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I like the depth that we have,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re going to see what the needs of the team are, we’re going to see where we’re at what opportunities we have to make any kind of changes,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re here to win as many games as we can,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re not at July 1 first yet, we’re not at the all-star break, so we’ll see where we’re at,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “There’s plenty of blame to go around,” “We’re playing poorly. Believe me, I’m like a lot of the fan base, a lot of the players and the manager. It’s hard to watch sometimes. But we’re certainly not going to pull the plug before we’re a third of the way through the season” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re not making any decisions with a third of the season gone. We’ve got a lot of season left,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

wrcbtv Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

wftv Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

good4utah Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

kiro7 Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

seattlepi Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

wsoctv Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t know what to make of it yet,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We always consider [Fedde] as … a guy that we’re going to count on in the long time in the future to be a starter,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 10, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Once we get those guys back, I think the offense and the defense will stabilize,” “I think that we’ll really get a gauge on what type of chance and what type of team we have going forward in the last 80 percent of the season” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo explained : “Regular season wins and division title are not enough,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re complete partners in this,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Once we get those guys back, I think the offense and the defense will stabilize,” “I think that we’ll really get a gauge on what type of chance and what type of team we have going forward in the last 80 percent of the season” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo explained : “Regular season wins and division title are not enough,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re complete partners in this,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “That’s part of the game,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We felt that both the rotation and the bullpen, we thought that we had some flaws in there," "We thought that there [were] preparation issues in there and we thought that we wanted to get a new message and a new voice" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We felt that both the rotation and the bullpen, we thought that we had some flaws in there. We thought that there (were) preparation issues in there and we thought that we wanted to get a new message and a new voice," External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 3, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I judge him by the decisions he makes, and how handles the clubhouse,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The performance goes to the players, and the players are on the roster because I put them there,” “Every important decision that’s made for the Washington Nationals, I’m responsible for. I can live with that. That’s the way things have to be. When all this venom about, ‘He can’t handle the bullpen,’ some bullpens are harder to handle than others. When a bullpen’s struggling, it’s difficult to find the right move to make” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “To me, you judge the manager by how he handles the game,” “If it’s a personnel decision, that’s me. I’m the one who put the roster together. That’s my bullpen. This isn’t a resource issue. This isn’t a decision-making issue. What we had at the beginning of this year out of spring training until recently — a couple weeks ago, when I think they’ve finally gotten their rhythm and their sea legs and they’re finally ready to take on the rigors of pitching out of the bullpen every day — is a performance issue. The performance goes to the players, and the players are on the roster because I put them there” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I think [the players have] been put in position to succeed as far as the matchups and the analytics and that type of thing,” “If you make the perfect move and it doesn’t work out, it’s on the manager? To me, it’s on the performance” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “We’ve done a lot of good things here,” “We’ve put together a lot of rosters. If someone’s to blame for a guy getting hit on the finger [Turner] and a guy getting hit on the elbow [Rendon], you can assess it however you want” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We felt both the rotation and the bullpen, we had some flaws in there, we thought there (were) preparation issues there and we wanted to get a new message and a new voice,” External link

usaToday Friday, May 3, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I think Davey is doing a great job,” External link

usaToday Friday, May 3, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We felt really good about Paul's delivery, the way he feels about this organization," External link

wusa9 Friday, May 3, 2019 6:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Both the rotation and the bullpen, we thought that we had some flaws in there," "We thought that there was preparation issues there" External link

wusa9 Friday, May 3, 2019 6:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The thought process was we felt that both the rotation and the bullpen, we thought that we had some flaws in there,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Took it like a true champion,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “That’s a lot of W-A-R on the I-L,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We don’t feel down and out. We grind it out every day,” “We play hard. But we have to play better baseball, cleaner games. If we play up to our ability, we’re as good as anybody” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve never been afraid to move guys to the big leagues in different roles and different positions and different times, no matter what their chronological age shows,” “We’re going to put our best club on the field, and if Fedde is one of our best 12 or 13 pitches, that is going to help us win a championship, then we are going to consider it. But we always consider him as a front-line starting pitching prospect and a guy that we’re going to count on in the long time in the future to be a starter” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The special elite guys are still able to achieve it and want to achieve it,” “I don’t think we’ll ever see it disappear completely, but it’s definitely becoming a rarity” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “You have to balance if Anthony Rendon is going to be ready in four or five days, rather than putting him on the 10-day IL. I’d rather play short for three, four, five days then lose Rendon for an extra five days,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “You have to balance if Anthony Rendon is going to be ready in four or five days, rather than putting him on the 10-day IL. I’d rather play short for three, four, five days then lose Rendon for an extra five days,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We wanted to get [Kieboom] some Triple-A at-bats under his belt. He’s performed admirably at the Triple-A level,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We think that the most important thing is that we wanted to get him some consistent at-bats at the upper levels,” “We thought combined with the Arizona Fall League and major league spring training and a short stint at AAA, we thought he’s ready to perform here” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He’s a great teammate, the makeup is terrific, he wants to help his team, and he is going to do what he has to do to get better and to help the club”. Rizzo added that Rosenthal developed muscle fatigue after his appearance against the Rockies on Wednesday. As for what that stemmed from, Rizzo pointed to a few different reasons. Rosenthal did not indicate any sickness or muscle fatigue after the rough performance, only saying that he was trying too hard to make the perfect pitch. Martinez said Rosenthal will remain with the Nationals for now to build up strength, and then the organization will determine where he goes. “It’s related to the muscles in his entire body," “Not only from losing the 10 pounds in five days, but also the altitude and dehydration and that type of thing” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Trevor Rosenthal ) : “He’s been totally cooperative. There’s nobody that feels worse about how he is performing than Trevor Rosenthal,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Yan Gomes ) : “There is a reason why you go after an experienced catcher like Yan Gomes,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Yan Gomes ) : “There is a reason why you go after an experienced catcher like Yan Gomes,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “I’ll talk to Anthony about being here for as long as he wants to talk about it,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Any time you go to a place like that, and you’re trusting someone else’s word, you worry about the hassle not being worth it,” “But we signed two players out of one workout who would play in the major leagues. That never happens. The trip paid for itself” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, April 15, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The bullpen’s struggling. There’s no other way to put it,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, April 5, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s very, very close to becoming major league ready,” “We want to make sure he’s fully prepared to get to the big leagues. And when he gets to the big leagues, we want him to stay in the big leagues” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re not afraid of timelines,” “We’re not afraid of putting young players in the big leagues” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I think that the idea of having a second leadoff hitter at the bottom of that lineup can really jump-start the lineup by him being a good solid on-base percentage guy, really ramping it up for Adam Eaton, Trea Turner in the middle of that lineup,” “It kind of makes Trea more of a production guy rather than a table-setter and I think both Adam and Trea in the middle of the lineup are going to benefit from him running around the bases at the bottom of the lineup” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 29, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re always built on starting pitching,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo dijo : "Espero haberle dado las herramientas apropiadas" External link

wsoctv Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re always built on starting pitching,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I knew he was never going to be satisfied, never going to be stagnant,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t think it was a conscious effort,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Nothing’s changed as far as his personality and his communication skills and the way he handles players,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Pat Corbin ) : “The next time I hear that story, Pat is going to have thrown his first bullpen session in flip flops,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 25, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “There’s going to be a point where we think a fair and equitable deal is on the table, and they’ll come to the point where they think a deal is fair and equitable, and then you’ll get a deal done,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t think that what other teams do affect our long-term strategies,” “We’ve got a plan in place for not only for this year but for the long-term, and I think we’ll follow that” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We have a blueprint and a plan in place, and keeping your talent is a huge part of that plan,” “We’re open to all sorts of ideas that keep us viable and competitive for the long haul” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s a mentor to me. He’s a person that you can bounce things off of. I can. Davey can,” “He checks just about every box that you need as an experienced baseball person” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's a mentor to me. He's a person that you can bounce things off of. I can. Davey can," "He checks just about every box that you need as an experienced baseball person" External link

wftv Friday, March 22, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's a mentor to me. He's a person that you can bounce things off of. I can. Davey can," "He checks just about every box that you need as an experienced baseball person" External link

actionnewsjax Friday, March 22, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s a mentor to me. He’s a person that you can bounce things off of. I can. Davey can,” “He checks just about every box that you need as an experienced baseball person” External link

seattletimes Friday, March 22, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve been good for about seven or eight seasons,” “We plan to be good for the foreseeable future” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 22, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I’m trying to keep my hands off him and say ‘Hi’ to him when he passes me in the hall,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “You threw him in the middle of the lineup on a contending team and put him in a position that he’d never played before in his life,” “You throw those type of things at a 19-year-old player, it’s remarkable that he had the season that he had. It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo added : “We’ve shown that when you are ready to play in the big leagues, we are not afraid to bring you up. We’ve done it with guys younger than him,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s going to be exciting to see this group jell together. We have a lot of different types of leaders — 10 real guys who are leaders,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We lost a significant number of players . . . [but] our plan has come to fruition as we foresaw,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

good4utah Friday, March 15, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He focuses inward with his competitiveness,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 15, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s been an elite pitcher for a very, very long time,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 15, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “When he’s healthy, I’d put him up against anybody in the game,” “I think he recognizes that his greatest value to us is when he’s on the mound. And I think that he’s working towards those ends of being a guy who’s a workhorse and pitches a lot” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 15, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

kiro7 Friday, March 15, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

wftv Friday, March 15, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

seattlepi Friday, March 15, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

wsoctv Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity,” “What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

fox13memphis Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I think ownership wants to stay within the parameters,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Ownership has given us the resources to put together this club,” “We’ve got a really talented team that we’ve put together within the parameters of what they wanted to do” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I haven’t been told that we’re not going to be able to do that,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re under the [competitive balance tax] and that’s where we want to stay,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s one of our own,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 4, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Bryce Harper ) : “We met with Bryce a couple of times at the tail end of the season,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 4, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It was a $300 million deal over 10 years and there was some money deferred,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 4, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Bryce is must-see TV every time he comes to the plate with us, and Max [Scherzer] is must-see TV every time he pitches, so against each other, it’s going to be crazy,” “I can’t wait for that. I know the media loves to talk about the Bryce thing, but this division is going to be fun to play, and we respect all those teams. We fear none of them. Our job is to win the division and go deep into the playoffs. Our expectations haven’t changed in the last eight years, and we’re going to continue to plug away to win a championship” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 4, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “I think Anthony wants to be here. We’d like to have him,” “So I think there’s an opportunity there to have him be a National for a long time” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says ( about Bryce Harper ) : "I've known Bryce Harper since he was 16 years old," "I've got a terrific rapport with him. When you're talking about those business aspects, I always talk to representatives. The personal part is between the player and myself. The negotiation part is with his representative" External link

wusa9 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says : "We're the team that's supposed to win," External link

wusa9 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says : "I'm Italian, so it would have to be something Italian," "Mama's meatballs were always good. So when people ask me 'What would your last meal be?' it would be spaghetti and meatballs" External link

wusa9 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re going to talk about the players we have on the team,” “We’re not going to talk about players that we don’t have on the team” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 18, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Starting pitching is the driver to me,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 11, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve allocated a lot of resources to our front of the rotation,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 11, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Bryce Harper ) : “The ‘Bryce situation’ and filling some of the other things that we’re trying to do are independent of each other,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, February 8, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo confirmed : “Ownership and I met with him and we made him an offer at the end of the season,” External link

forbes Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t give it much credence,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Nothing’s changed with Harp since the end of the season except that I think we’re a better team than we were at the end of the season,” “But we’re not closing the door on anything” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “His raw power is there and he just needs to put the bat on the ball more often and the power numbers will be there,” “You’re talking about a guy who has extreme power to the opposite field and he can hit it as far as anybody, so power has never held him back and it’s not anything that we worry about” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, December 25, 2018 3:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “If there was a definite everyday second baseman that we liked, we’d certainly consider that,” “If it was more of a hybrid role, we would consider that” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, December 17, 2018 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I think we’re going to have to win games and score a little bit differently this year,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 14, 2018 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I’m comfortable with our offense and our ability to score runs and win games,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 14, 2018 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “If there was a definite everyday second baseman that we liked, we’d certainly consider that,” “If it was more of a hybrid role, we would consider that. We’ve left ourselves open to a lot of different kinds of options, a lot of different ways to construct the bench and the back end of the roster” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:19:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business - we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel good about where we're at," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business — we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

dcourier Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel good about where we're at," External link

dcourier Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king," External link

dcourier Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I like to act and not react,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:31:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business - we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

wrcbtv Saturday, December 8, 2018 4:40:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business - we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

wftv Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:55:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel good about where we're at," External link

wftv Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:55:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king," External link

wftv Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:55:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

seattlepi Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel good about where we're at," External link

seattlepi Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king," "We've allocated a lot of resources to our front of the rotation, and I think that elite starters, middle-lineup bats and back-end relievers is where I think you spend your money," External link

seattlepi Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “You know, we feel good about the team we have in place right now,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We feel good about it. We feel good about where we’re at,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business - we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel good about where we're at," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king," "We've allocated a lot of resources to our front of the rotation, and I think that elite starters, middle-lineup bats and back-end relievers is where I think you spend your money," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Patrick Corbin ) : “We learned a lot about what their interests are, Jen and Patrick, and how we interact with people,” “I think bringing this type of personality, this type of attitude, is going to be important. Not just between the lines, but in the clubhouse, in the community and that type of thing” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t look at it as we’re bidding against anybody,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Junior College ) : “I scouted him at Chipola Junior College and he had great stuff back then,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Dusty Baker ) : "This had absolutely nothing to do with negotiations, dollars," "It was not a negotiation with Dusty" External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Stras has been a big part of this franchise since he joined it. He’s been an elite major league pitcher every time he toes the rubber,” “I couldn’t be happier that he’s going in the right direction going into October and it’s a place he belongs” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It is not easy to win baseball games at the major league level. It is not easy to win division championships,” External link

denverpost Monday, September 11, 2017 7:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It tells us that the depth we’ve created in the organization is second-to-none,” External link

denverpost Monday, September 11, 2017 7:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The bone bruise, it's real," "It's an injury, and we're going to have to treat it accordingly" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 14, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "When talking about building an organization, you'd be short-sighted you'd be short-sighted to think about the 25 men on the major league roster," "This is a 40-, 50-man operation and you have to rely on great scouting to bring the players and great development to get these guys ready to play at an optimal level in a pennant race for the Washington Nationals, which is not easy" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 14, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The good news is there’s no ligament or tendon damage, which is pretty remarkable in my mind just seeing the type of injury that he had,” External link

denverpost Monday, August 14, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Although we feel we’ve dodged a bullet … here with any long-term damage, the bone bruise is something of significance … We’ll treat him cautiously. We’re optimistic that he will be back by the end of the year,” External link

denverpost Monday, August 14, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Harp plays it — as we’ve said before — 100 miles an hour with his hair on fire,” “That’s the way he’s going to play it throughout his career and you can’t fault a player for going hard all the time” External link

denverpost Monday, August 14, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “This was about never giving up” External link

bostonherald Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We see the arrow still going up with him," External link

mcclatchydc Thursday, December 8, 2016 1:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel very comfortable with the deal," "We've done a lot of deals; I like win-win deals. I think the White Sox did a great job of acquiring good potential high-upside players. We got a good, young skillful player that we control for below market-value for the next five seasons. You have to give to get; we got what we wanted in Adam Eaton" External link

nydailynews Thursday, December 8, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Adam fit our club perfectly — left-handed bat, balanced our line-up, high-energy guy, edge to him, plays the game the right way, good hitter, good defensive player both in center field and outstanding in the corner," "A productive player throughout his career. We see the arrow still going up with him" External link

chicagotribune Thursday, December 8, 2016 7:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Adam Eaton ) : “The (contract) term and the price tag had importance to us,” “But we really liked the skill of (Eaton). In the short term, he's certainly capable of playing center field” External link

triblive Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : ”He's one of the players that we're discussing,” “We're discussing a lot of different players, a lot of different avenues. We've got our net wide, and we're looking for any avenue to improve the ballclub” External link

triblive Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s not like us to discuss anything that we (say) when we’re talking to players about anything, so I’m not going to answer any of those kind of questions,” “Those are private discussions between us and the players” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Bryce Harper ) : “With every player that you acquire, it’s a possibility that you may lose them in their specific time frame. With Bryce Harper and every other player that has a contract expiring, you better make plans,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo responded : “I think urgency is a mistake. We’re coming off a 95-win team with a good young core of players and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re constantly talking to him throughout the year, throughout the winter, during the season,” “They’re not specific negotiations, but they’re discussions about strategies and philosophies and all those things that come into it” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about White Sox ) : “We’ve had ongoing discussions with a lot of different teams. The White Sox and the Pirates have been two of them. But we’ve got a lot of lines in the water. We’ve got a lot of irons in the fire. … We’re going to be aggressive if the occasion arises, but we’re going to be prudent and smart about it” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "You look at the calendar and just the math doesn't work out. He's not stretched out and prepared to take on such an important game," External link

sltrib Friday, October 14, 2016 3:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's following our return-to-throw program and he's on schedule with that, so that's good," "We'll see how he feels tomorrow and take it from there. We'll literally go day by day" External link

sltrib Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:38:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's following our return-to-throw program and he's on schedule with that, so that's good," "We'll see how he feels tomorrow and take it from there. We'll literally go day by day" External link

usnews Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:21:00 AM EAT



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Mike Rizzo said : “There’s still a lot of unknowns,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 23, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

click2houston Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 20, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

click2houston Friday, March 20, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

readingeagle Friday, March 20, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 20, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 20, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 20, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

samoaobserver Friday, March 20, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 20, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

click2houston Friday, March 20, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

readingeagle Friday, March 20, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We're going to be fully ready when we're asked to be ready," “Obviously, the ramping up of pitchers and players in a safe manner is of the utmost importance to us” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 20, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t see how his first five years could be replicable,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got a panache about him,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 2, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re not looking to make a trade,” External link

ibtimes Friday, February 21, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It's a lot to take on for any player, but especially a young player," "Last year was a failure -- and we're not afraid to call that very short stint a 'failure' for him -- but we're not concerned about that. At all. We see skills and tools and baseball IQ and acumen. Last year was on me for bringing him to the big leagues before he was ready. It was by necessity; we had to do it. ... We also knew he had the makeup and character that if he did go up and fail, he's not going to regress when he comes back up for good" External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It's a lot to take on for any player, but especially a young player," "Last year was a failure -- and we're not afraid to call that very short stint a 'failure' for him -- but we're not concerned about that. At all. We see skills and tools and baseball IQ and acumen. Last year was on me for bringing him to the big leagues before he was ready. It was by necessity; we had to do it. ... We also knew he had the makeup and character that if he did go up and fail, he's not going to regress when he comes back up for good" External link

wftv Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Somebody’s got to say the word over there: cheated ,” External link

readingeagle Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Opening day 2020, there’s 50 media people here and 47 were at the Houston Astros, who cheated to win a World Series, and there were three of them here with the current, reigning world champions,” External link

readingeagle Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We did it with character and dignity and did it the right way, so we feel good about that,” “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love, and that’s not right” External link

readingeagle Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love and that’s not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody’s got to say the words over there: ‘cheated,’ and that’s important to me,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I have no proof. We assume they were,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Someone has got to say the word over there: Cheated. That’s important to me,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo added : “That would not and could not happen with the Nationals. I would not let it happen,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that’s not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody’s got to say the words over there: ‘cheated.’ And that’s important to me,” External link

denverpost Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that's not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody's got to say the words over there: 'cheated.' And that's important to me," External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that's not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody's got to say the words over there: 'cheated.' And that's important to me," External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that’s not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody’s got to say the words over there: ‘cheated.’ And that’s important to me,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven’t heard it yet,” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that’s not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody’s got to say the words over there: ‘cheated.’ And that’s important to me,” “For the sport to move on, which is what I’m most concerned about, we have to make sure that all the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed on this investigation before we end it” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I have no proof of what, if anything, they did in 2019,” “We assumed they were, and we prepared diligently for it” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We got a lot of volunteer phone calls,” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I know for a fact that could not and would not happen with the Washington Nationals, because I would not allow it to happen with the Washington Nationals,” “So we certainly take pride in that, the way we conduct our business and our process, and we try and do things the right way for the good of the game in its entirety” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet," External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that's not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody's got to say the words over there: 'cheated.' And that's important to me," "For the sport to move on, which is what I'm most concerned about, we have to make sure that all the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed on this investigation before we end it" External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I have no proof of what, if anything, they did in 2019," "We assumed they were, and we prepared diligently for it" External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We got a lot of volunteer phone calls," External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I know for a fact that could not and would not happen with the Washington Nationals, because I would not allow it to happen with the Washington Nationals," "So we certainly take pride in that, the way we conduct our business and our process, and we try and do things the right way for the good of the game in its entirety" External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet," External link

seattlepi Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that's not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody's got to say the words over there: 'cheated.' And that's important to me," "For the sport to move on, which is what I'm most concerned about, we have to make sure that all the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed on this investigation before we end it" External link

seattlepi Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I know for a fact that could not and would not happen with the Washington Nationals, because I would not allow it to happen with the Washington Nationals," "So we certainly take pride in that, the way we conduct our business and our process, and we try and do things the right way for the good of the game in its entirety" External link

seattlepi Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet," External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love. And that's not right. The commissioner did an investigation and found that they cheated in 2017 and 2018. Somebody's got to say the words over there: 'cheated.' And that's important to me," "For the sport to move on, which is what I'm most concerned about, we have to make sure that all the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed on this investigation before we end it" External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I have no proof of what, if anything, they did in 2019," "We assumed they were, and we prepared diligently for it" External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We got a lot of volunteer phone calls," External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I know for a fact that could not and would not happen with the Washington Nationals, because I would not allow it to happen with the Washington Nationals," "So we certainly take pride in that, the way we conduct our business and our process, and we try and do things the right way for the good of the game in its entirety" External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We did it with character, dignity and did it the right way. We feel good about that,” “The thing that pains me the most is it puts a black cloud over the sport that I love and that’s not right” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “There’s 50 media outlets here, and 47 of them are for the Astros ‚who cheated to win the World Series,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “This will be the last time I talk about the Houston situation,” “This will be the last time I refer back to 2019 world championship. We’re looking forward to 2020” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo told : “The option adds a layer to the situation for obvious reasons,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 10, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “My dad is totally responsible for where I’m at today,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “My dad is totally responsible for where I'm at today,” External link

siouxcityjournal Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “My father is totally responsible for where I’m at today,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

samoaobserver Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

click2houston Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” External link

kiro7 Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We don’t see [third base] as a hole,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I noticed around Christmas that he felt good about himself, and I know he's down in Florida doing his thing, so I know he'll hit the ground running in spring training," "And I'm sure we'll have to have a talk with him to back off a little bit and get ready for the season" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We think we’re going to be solid at third base. All of our options can play it very well,” “Kieboom isn’t proven there at the big league level, but he’s a competent shortstop, and we feel comfortable from what we’ve seen in the minor leagues at third” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s by design that we give our manager flexibility to do what he feels comfortable with that given day,” “We needed about 48 players last year to win a world title. This thing takes a village. It takes depth. You have to have players that are willing to accept the challenge of being versatile and using multiple lineups” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : "You play the 'what if?' game," "We had options A, B, C. You have to have multiple layers and multiple different ideas and opportunities and options to fall back on if you don't get your primary target. It's a little bit nerve-wracking, but we felt confident throughout the process that Stephen wanted to be here, we wanted him here and it was just kind of getting to the bottom line" External link

beloitdailynews Friday, December 20, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "There's a bunch of different ways to construct a roster," "We feel that we have great options both internally and in the free agent market and in the trade market, so we'll explore those like we do every year and try and construct a team that Washington could be proud of and that gives us a chance to win another World Series" External link

beloitdailynews Friday, December 20, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : "You play the 'what if?' game," "We had options A, B, C. You have to have multiple layers and multiple different ideas and opportunities and options to fall back on if you don't get your primary target. It's a little bit nerve-wracking, but we felt confident throughout the process that Stephen wanted to be here, we wanted him here and it was just kind of getting to the bottom line" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "There's a bunch of different ways to construct a roster," "We feel that we have great options both internally and in the free agent market and in the trade market, so we'll explore those like we do every year and try and construct a team that Washington could be proud of and that gives us a chance to win another World Series" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says : “He’s been an underappreciated superstar for a long, long time,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "You play the 'what if?' game," External link

wsau Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo saying : “With starting pitching, anything is possible. Without it, nothing is” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s a little bit nerve-racking,” “But we felt confident throughout the process that Stephen wanted to be here” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The third base market specifically is an active market," "There are several teams that are in the market for that particular position. I think it will move fairly rapidly, not only in the free-agent market but in the trade market I think we'll see some activity" External link

CBC Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The third base market specifically is an active market,” “There are several teams that are in the market for that particular position. I think it will move fairly rapidly, not only in the free-agent market but in the trade market I think we’ll see some activity” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The third base market specifically is an active market,” “There are several teams that are in the market for that particular position. I think it will move fairly rapidly, not only in the free-agent market but in the trade market I think we’ll see some activity” External link

cleveland Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great team,” “I don’t expect that to change” External link

dcourier Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great team,” “I don’t expect that to change” External link

denverpost Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great team," "I don't expect that to change" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : “You look at the history of the Nationals and the way we've positioned ourselves and the details of &lsqb;Strasburg’s&rsqb; contract and the way that it's structured, this ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club,” “I don't see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I just go back to the point that it's all about asset allocation, and I think that the ownership has been very fair with the resources that they've given me to field a good team, and the proof's in the pudding,” “We put together a good, solid, competitive team for the last eight years. We won four division titles. We won a Wild Card title, and we won the World Series title. So we're in a good position to continue that, and with the support of our ownership, we're in good stead” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : “You look at the history of the Nationals and the way we've positioned ourselves and the details of [Strasburg’s] contract and the way that it's structured, this ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club,” “I don't see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I just go back to the point that it's all about asset allocation, and I think that the ownership has been very fair with the resources that they've given me to field a good team, and the proof's in the pudding,” “We put together a good, solid, competitive team for the last eight years. We won four division titles. We won a Wild Card title, and we won the World Series title. So we're in a good position to continue that, and with the support of our ownership, we're in good stead” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Mark Pryor ) : “This ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club. I don’t see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game,” “I think that Mark realizes that there’s ways to fit players in. There’s ways that you can field a championship-caliber roster. And, again, the resources have always been there, so I don’t expect that to change” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Mark Pryor ) : “This ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club. I don’t see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game,” “I think that Mark realizes that there’s ways to fit players in. There’s ways that you can field a championship-caliber roster. And, again, the resources have always been there, so I don’t expect that to change” External link

dailynews Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great team," "I don't expect that to change" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : “You look at the history of the Nationals and the way we've positioned ourselves and the details of &lsqb;Strasburg’s&rsqb; contract and the way that it's structured, this ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club,” “I don't see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I just go back to the point that it's all about asset allocation, and I think that the ownership has been very fair with the resources that they've given me to field a good team, and the proof's in the pudding,” “We put together a good, solid, competitive team for the last eight years. We won four division titles. We won a Wild Card title, and we won the World Series title. So we're in a good position to continue that, and with the support of our ownership, we're in good stead” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : “You look at the history of the Nationals and the way we've positioned ourselves and the details of [Strasburg’s] contract and the way that it's structured, this ownership group has never shied away from putting the resources together to field a championship-caliber club,” “I don't see them in any way hindering us from going after the elite players in the game” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I just go back to the point that it's all about asset allocation, and I think that the ownership has been very fair with the resources that they've given me to field a good team, and the proof's in the pudding,” “We put together a good, solid, competitive team for the last eight years. We won four division titles. We won a Wild Card title, and we won the World Series title. So we're in a good position to continue that, and with the support of our ownership, we're in good stead” External link

forbes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great term,” “I don’t expect that to change” External link

denverpost Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Ownership has always given us the resources to field a great term," "I don't expect that to change" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Bud Light ) : “We’re riding high on a lot of emotions and a lot of Bud Light,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve been meeting for about 10 years, so there’s no need to have a personal meeting,” “They know where our heart lies and we know where their heart lies” External link

usaToday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Bud Light ) : “We’re riding high on a lot of emotions and a lot of Bud Light,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve been meeting for about 10 years, so there’s no need to have a personal meeting,” “They know where our heart lies and we know where their heart lies” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s important for us to have those consistent voices, as long as those voices were effective the first few times around,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, November 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got a very good knowledge of the system. He’s got a very good knowledge of pitching in general,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, November 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “What they did, from Davey on down, was fantastic during the season and the march to the championship,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, November 25, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He had a terrific year last year, and he made big strides in AAA for us,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We liked what he did overall last season,” “There were some bumps when he got up here, yes, but he got a bit of experience at the big league level and took that back down to Fresno to learn more. We’re excited for what he’s going to be moving forward” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Here’s the thing with Carter, and this won’t change: If he weren’t on a team with Trea Turner, who’s a premier shortstop at 26, that’s the position Carter would play,” “But it turns out that he’s on a team with Trea and we expect Trea to be with us for a long, long time. So we’ll just have to see where Carter fits” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s early in the process,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “You’re in a situation where you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t,” ”I don’t have a political bone in my body. I vote for who I want. I don’t care what the party is. I vote every election. I’m listed as an Independent. My dad was a city worker in the city of Chicago for 45 years. We voted Democrat for the [Richard] Daleys a lot. I voted Republican sometimes. “The office of the president is something that we respect. We felt we should be there. We also felt we should do it with everyone still in town there, or not do it at all” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “a season that unified a region when the region needed unifying the most,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, November 4, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo told : "There are certain milestones that come up throughout the offseason. We'll start making decisions two days after the World Series," External link

wsau Friday, November 1, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I'm not sure. We haven't spoken at all about it," External link

wsau Friday, November 1, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He knows my feelings towards him, his feelings towards me and this organization, and we'll take the next step," "It all starts with an open line of dialog and communication, and we have a very strong line of communication" External link

wsau Friday, November 1, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo told : "We have certainly had the resources to field a competitive team, (especially) since 2012," External link

wsau Friday, November 1, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says : “It’s hard to express and describe what he means to us as a team but also as a franchise, an organization,” External link

usaToday Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He was a key player this year, he’s been a key part of this ball club, this franchise, this community,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We took a risk because he had a couple of injuries, but I had seen him for years and I had always loved him,” “We had it on our board that if he gets to us, we’re taking him, and that was mostly out of what I had seen in the past” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The world was losing their minds,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I always believed Adam would be a major contributor when he was healthy and playing on the field,” “He plays the game hard and does everything to help the team win. He proved that this year and he is a big reason for our success” External link

forbes Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I always believed Adam would be a major contributor when he was healthy and playing on the field,” “He plays the game hard and does everything to help the team win. He proved that this year and he is a big reason for our success” External link

forbes Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “That’s how this group plays,” “Even when things were bad, even when it seemed like there was no way out back in the spring, they were total pros. They never wavered. They had something special” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We had to get a lot better to be at the expansion-franchise level,” “No depth anywhere. We didn’t have much of a scouting and player development staff. We were very bare bones on almost each and every level” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We were less than an expansion franchise,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Rendon is one of the best hitters in the game and arguably the best third baseman—in fact, I think he’s the best all-around third baseman in baseball,” “Soto is remarkable for a guy who just turned 21. He’s patient at the plate and a true professional hitter who is only going to get better. He hit 34 homers with more than 100 runs, RBIs, and walks. Robles (center field) has come along and improved defensively and really started to put it together with the bat. Turner has all the tools and is an exciting player to watch. If he stays healthy, he’s got some great years ahead of him” External link

forbes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Rendon is one of the best hitters in the game and arguably the best third baseman—in fact, I think he’s the best all-around third baseman in baseball,” “Soto is remarkable for a guy who just turned 21. He’s patient at the plate and a true professional hitter who is only going to get better. He hit 34 homers with more than 100 runs, RBIs, and walks. Robles (center field) has come along and improved defensively and really started to put it together with the bat. Turner has all the tools and is an exciting player to watch. If he stays healthy, he’s got some great years ahead of him” External link

forbes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

sentinelsource Monday, October 28, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t know where he’s sitting,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 28, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

theage Monday, October 28, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, October 28, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

smh Monday, October 28, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

watoday Monday, October 28, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t know where he’s sitting,” External link

denverpost Monday, October 28, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got good stuff and he got his feet wet the other night, so that’ll help him, that’ll help the nerves a little bit,” “But you do an emergency start in Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, he’ll have to control his emotions and not be amped up and just follow the game plan and see what happens. It could be a good story, man” External link

nytimes Monday, October 28, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I don't know where he's sitting," External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, October 28, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got good stuff and he got his feet wet the other night, so that’ll help him, that’ll help the nerves a little bit,” “But you do an emergency start in Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, he’ll have to control his emotions and not be amped up and just follow the game plan and see what happens. It could be a good story, man” External link

nytimes Monday, October 28, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got good stuff and he got his feet wet the other night, so that’ll help him, that’ll help the nerves a little bit,” “But you do an emergency start in Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, he’ll have to control his emotions and not be amped up and just follow the game plan and see what happens. It could be a good story, man” External link

nytimes Monday, October 28, 2019 4:04:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s got good stuff and he got his feet wet the other night, so that’ll help him, that’ll help the nerves a little bit,” “But you do an emergency start in Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, he’ll have to control his emotions and not be amped up and just follow the game plan and see what happens. It could be a good story, man” External link

nytimes Monday, October 28, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s in a lot of pain,” “It’s got to be something excruciating that he couldn’t push his way through. … He said he slept funny on it two days ago, he woke up with a stiff neck. They worked on it, and it felt a little better. But then he woke up, and it was bad” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 28, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s in a lot of pain,” “It’s gotta be something excruciating that he couldn’t push his way through. … He said he slept funny on it two days ago, he woke up with a stiff neck. They worked on it and it felt a little better. But then he woke up and it was bad” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 28, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo told : "It's an incredible story -- we had a 0.1% chance of winning the National League pennant," External link

ABCnews Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Tonight's game is a little different. We're going to be fans like everybody else," External link

ABCnews Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I like a veteran presence, but especially when it’s combined with a really good young core,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 25, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s difficult to win consistently and have a good farm system,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “A lot of them are on the field for us,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the unsung hero of what we have become,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s difficult to win consistently and have a good farm system,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “A lot of them are on the field for us,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He fills up the strike zone; the hitters are going to beat him, he’s not going to beat himself,” “And he got a real good feel for that four-seam fastball up in the zone his last couple of weeks with Toronto” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Juan Soto ) : “One thing that we don’t get caught up in here is your chronological age,” “That does not determine your status with us. Players mature and develop at different rates, and we felt that Juan was capable of playing well in the big leagues. Offensively he was quite ready. Defensively he had to learn on the fly” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo declaró : “Una buena actuación de los abridores para mí es la clave con vistas a cualquier triunfo a largo plazo que se proponga el equipo. Creo que cuando se tiene la oportunidad de contar con lanzadores que puedan dominar un partido durante seis, siete o más entradas, me parece que es la manera más sólida de encaminarse a la victoria en un juego” External link

wsoctv Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo declaró : “Una buena actuación de los abridores para mí es la clave con vistas a cualquier triunfo a largo plazo que se proponga el equipo. Creo que cuando se tiene la oportunidad de contar con lanzadores que puedan dominar un partido durante seis, siete o más entradas, me parece que es la manera más sólida de construir una senda hacia la victoria en un partido de béisbol” “Me parece cierto que hay distintas formas de desollar un gato, hay vías para ganar campeonatos, pero esa ha sido siempre mi filosofía. Y nos ha sido bastante útil” External link

wsoctv Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you’re going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game,” “I think that there’s certainly different ways to skin a cat, there’s ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it’s served us well here” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

fox13memphis Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

wftv Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you’re going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game,” “I think that there’s certainly different ways to skin a cat, there’s ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it’s served us well here” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

wftv Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

kiro7 Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Good starting pitching, to me, is the key to any long-term kind of success that you're going to have. I think that when you have the opportunity to have guys that can dominate a game for six, seven, seven-plus innings, I think that is the more proficient way to construct a way to win a baseball game," "I think that there's certainly different ways to skin a cat, there's ways to win championships, but my philosophy has always been that. And it's served us well here" External link

wsoctv Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the unsung hero of what we have become,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 18, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "A lot of teams could've folded. A lot of teams, the clubhouse would have been fractured," "But Davey held this thing together" External link

arkansasonline Friday, October 18, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The first month and a half, we were bad defensively. We were bad on the bases. We were giving away three or four outs a game. We were giving the other team three or four outs a game. It had to stop," "Davey made a mandate: We were taking mandatory BP, we were taking mandatory infield practice, until we got things together" External link

arkansasonline Friday, October 18, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “A lot of teams could’ve folded. A lot of teams, the clubhouse would have been fractured,” “But Davey held this thing together” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The first month and a half, we were bad defensively. We were bad on the bases. We were giving away three or four outs a game. We were giving the other team three or four outs a game. It had to stop,” “Davey made a mandate: We were taking mandatory BP, we were taking mandatory infield practice, until we got things together” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” “That’s the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he’s a healthy player, he’s a pretty damn good one still” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn’t have played earlier in his career,” “That’s the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he’s a healthy player, he’s a pretty damn good one still” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

kiro7 Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

wsoctv Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

fox13memphis Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's the classiest big leaguer I've ever been around. He's the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy's been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six, seven years, when he played 160 games every year. I saw needles in his shoulder, I saw him play when he probably shouldn't have played earlier in his career," "That's the kind of man he is and the kind of player he is. You see when he's a healthy player, he's a pretty damn good one still" External link

wftv Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We earned the 12 games under .500 [in May]. We were bad," External link

wacotrib Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six or seven years when he played 160 games every year,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I saw needles in his shoulder. I saw him playing when he probably shouldn’t have been playing early in his career. It takes its toll. But that’s the kind of man he is and player he is. And you can see: When he’s a healthy player, he’s a pretty damn good one, still” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s the classiest big leaguer I’ve ever been around. He’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. The guy’s been through some trials and tribulations. We all forget about the first six or seven years when he played 160 games every year,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I saw needles in his shoulder. I saw him playing when he probably shouldn’t have been playing early in his career. It takes its toll. But that’s the kind of man he is and player he is. And you can see: When he’s a healthy player, he’s a pretty damn good one, still” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We don’t do it without the support of ownership,” “But it is all about the players” External link

washtimes Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Howie Kendrick ) : "Howie’s got a big strong back," External link

usaToday Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Mike Rizzo ) : “We got lucky and got to watch the game on the airplane,” “The whole airplane was tuned to the game. Mike did a great job with his staff on that team, another championship for the D.C. area. I couldn’t be happier for those guys” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 14, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t think he saw any of his three kids born,” “We’re in a different world now” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Starting pitching has been our backbone,” “That’s been our bread and butter” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “You can see the see finish line and taste it,” “You’re an out or two or a pitch or two away. And you don’t win it. You got to get all 27 outs before you can pack up the bats. We don’t know what to do tomorrow. It’s Saturday, and we don’t have a game” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 11, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “To win these types of games against this type of team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, your stars have to be stars,” “Our stars were stars tonight, and I think that carried us through” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo told : “Right man in the right spot,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : “You're talking about big-boy baseball right there,” “You're talking about your horse that you're relying on. [Strasburg] came out and did it for the name on the front of the jersey more than the name on the back. That's the type of pitcher he's been since he got here” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo noted : “He was due we were due, I think, to get one of those,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says : “I never doubted this team. We were 19-31,” “To the outside world, the world was coming to an end for the Nats. I feel good about this team, I think it’s a character team, I think it’s a team that the best is yet to come” External link

usaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Michael A Taylor ) : “We had so many good at-bats there,” “Mikey Taylor, Zim. Then we got it to the big horses. And that last big horse, we have a lot of belief in him” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “There’s a bunch of professional players in here that never pointed fingers, never gave anonymous quotes and tried to blow up the clubhouse,” “It’s something that I won’t forget as a GM, because it’s a special group of guys” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “There’s a bunch of professional players in here that never pointed fingers, never gave anonymous quotes and tried to blow up the clubhouse,” “It’s something that I won’t forget as a GM, because it’s a special group of guys” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Once he does rejoin us he will be full-go,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, September 20, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "This is something we have to take care of," External link

wsau Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The hell with roles. There are games when it’s all hands on deck,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “That’s kind of what you paid for,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We once had a lot of high-strikeout players here who had power,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We once had a lot of high-strikeout players here who had power,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He kept this club together when it could have splintered off very, very easily,” External link

suntimes Monday, August 26, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Five out of six [on this homestand], we’ll take it,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, August 19, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “They treat us great over there. It’s a great facility to play in,” “It’s [just] difficult geographically to move players back and forth” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re going to have to find something we like about it,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We had four or five arms that we could rely on the bullpen, and we needed that to get deeper,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, August 5, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We've got to see him off a mound," External link

dcourier Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We've got to see him off a mound," External link

12news Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve got to see him off a mound,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Love the attitude, the chip on his shoulder,” “He’s a tough guy that brings it. You love him or you hate him, and he’s a National now” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Love the attitude, the chip on his shoulder,” “He’s a tough guy that brings it. You love him or you hate him, and he’s a National now” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We feel good about what we did today,” “We feel like we upgraded ourselves and improved ourselves, and we are excited to take this road trip and really step on the gas and get things rolling” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “What limits who you can target is what you want to give up for the player and what they’re making,” “So yeah, it limited us to an extent” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “In the past, we’ve done deals early in the period,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Hunter Strickland ) : “We got a couple controllable relievers [Elías and Strickland through 2021],” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve upgraded our bullpen. These aren’t the sexiest names in the trade market, but we think we got good quality, reliable guys with some moxie and some experience,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Love the attitude, the chip on his shoulder,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I like the depth that we have,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re going to see what the needs of the team are, we’re going to see where we’re at what opportunities we have to make any kind of changes,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re here to win as many games as we can,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re not at July 1 first yet, we’re not at the all-star break, so we’ll see where we’re at,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “There’s plenty of blame to go around,” “We’re playing poorly. Believe me, I’m like a lot of the fan base, a lot of the players and the manager. It’s hard to watch sometimes. But we’re certainly not going to pull the plug before we’re a third of the way through the season” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re not making any decisions with a third of the season gone. We’ve got a lot of season left,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

wrcbtv Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

wftv Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

good4utah Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

kiro7 Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

seattlepi Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," External link

wsoctv Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t know what to make of it yet,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We always consider [Fedde] as … a guy that we’re going to count on in the long time in the future to be a starter,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 10, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Once we get those guys back, I think the offense and the defense will stabilize,” “I think that we’ll really get a gauge on what type of chance and what type of team we have going forward in the last 80 percent of the season” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo explained : “Regular season wins and division title are not enough,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re complete partners in this,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Once we get those guys back, I think the offense and the defense will stabilize,” “I think that we’ll really get a gauge on what type of chance and what type of team we have going forward in the last 80 percent of the season” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo explained : “Regular season wins and division title are not enough,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re complete partners in this,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “That’s part of the game,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We felt that both the rotation and the bullpen, we thought that we had some flaws in there," "We thought that there [were] preparation issues in there and we thought that we wanted to get a new message and a new voice" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We felt that both the rotation and the bullpen, we thought that we had some flaws in there. We thought that there (were) preparation issues in there and we thought that we wanted to get a new message and a new voice," External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 3, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I judge him by the decisions he makes, and how handles the clubhouse,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The performance goes to the players, and the players are on the roster because I put them there,” “Every important decision that’s made for the Washington Nationals, I’m responsible for. I can live with that. That’s the way things have to be. When all this venom about, ‘He can’t handle the bullpen,’ some bullpens are harder to handle than others. When a bullpen’s struggling, it’s difficult to find the right move to make” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “To me, you judge the manager by how he handles the game,” “If it’s a personnel decision, that’s me. I’m the one who put the roster together. That’s my bullpen. This isn’t a resource issue. This isn’t a decision-making issue. What we had at the beginning of this year out of spring training until recently — a couple weeks ago, when I think they’ve finally gotten their rhythm and their sea legs and they’re finally ready to take on the rigors of pitching out of the bullpen every day — is a performance issue. The performance goes to the players, and the players are on the roster because I put them there” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I think [the players have] been put in position to succeed as far as the matchups and the analytics and that type of thing,” “If you make the perfect move and it doesn’t work out, it’s on the manager? To me, it’s on the performance” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “We’ve done a lot of good things here,” “We’ve put together a lot of rosters. If someone’s to blame for a guy getting hit on the finger [Turner] and a guy getting hit on the elbow [Rendon], you can assess it however you want” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We felt both the rotation and the bullpen, we had some flaws in there, we thought there (were) preparation issues there and we wanted to get a new message and a new voice,” External link

usaToday Friday, May 3, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I think Davey is doing a great job,” External link

usaToday Friday, May 3, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We felt really good about Paul's delivery, the way he feels about this organization," External link

wusa9 Friday, May 3, 2019 6:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Both the rotation and the bullpen, we thought that we had some flaws in there," "We thought that there was preparation issues there" External link

wusa9 Friday, May 3, 2019 6:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The thought process was we felt that both the rotation and the bullpen, we thought that we had some flaws in there,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Took it like a true champion,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 3, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “That’s a lot of W-A-R on the I-L,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We don’t feel down and out. We grind it out every day,” “We play hard. But we have to play better baseball, cleaner games. If we play up to our ability, we’re as good as anybody” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve never been afraid to move guys to the big leagues in different roles and different positions and different times, no matter what their chronological age shows,” “We’re going to put our best club on the field, and if Fedde is one of our best 12 or 13 pitches, that is going to help us win a championship, then we are going to consider it. But we always consider him as a front-line starting pitching prospect and a guy that we’re going to count on in the long time in the future to be a starter” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The special elite guys are still able to achieve it and want to achieve it,” “I don’t think we’ll ever see it disappear completely, but it’s definitely becoming a rarity” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “You have to balance if Anthony Rendon is going to be ready in four or five days, rather than putting him on the 10-day IL. I’d rather play short for three, four, five days then lose Rendon for an extra five days,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “You have to balance if Anthony Rendon is going to be ready in four or five days, rather than putting him on the 10-day IL. I’d rather play short for three, four, five days then lose Rendon for an extra five days,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We wanted to get [Kieboom] some Triple-A at-bats under his belt. He’s performed admirably at the Triple-A level,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We think that the most important thing is that we wanted to get him some consistent at-bats at the upper levels,” “We thought combined with the Arizona Fall League and major league spring training and a short stint at AAA, we thought he’s ready to perform here” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He’s a great teammate, the makeup is terrific, he wants to help his team, and he is going to do what he has to do to get better and to help the club”. Rizzo added that Rosenthal developed muscle fatigue after his appearance against the Rockies on Wednesday. As for what that stemmed from, Rizzo pointed to a few different reasons. Rosenthal did not indicate any sickness or muscle fatigue after the rough performance, only saying that he was trying too hard to make the perfect pitch. Martinez said Rosenthal will remain with the Nationals for now to build up strength, and then the organization will determine where he goes. “It’s related to the muscles in his entire body," “Not only from losing the 10 pounds in five days, but also the altitude and dehydration and that type of thing” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Trevor Rosenthal ) : “He’s been totally cooperative. There’s nobody that feels worse about how he is performing than Trevor Rosenthal,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Yan Gomes ) : “There is a reason why you go after an experienced catcher like Yan Gomes,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Yan Gomes ) : “There is a reason why you go after an experienced catcher like Yan Gomes,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “I’ll talk to Anthony about being here for as long as he wants to talk about it,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Any time you go to a place like that, and you’re trusting someone else’s word, you worry about the hassle not being worth it,” “But we signed two players out of one workout who would play in the major leagues. That never happens. The trip paid for itself” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, April 15, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The bullpen’s struggling. There’s no other way to put it,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, April 5, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s very, very close to becoming major league ready,” “We want to make sure he’s fully prepared to get to the big leagues. And when he gets to the big leagues, we want him to stay in the big leagues” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re not afraid of timelines,” “We’re not afraid of putting young players in the big leagues” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I think that the idea of having a second leadoff hitter at the bottom of that lineup can really jump-start the lineup by him being a good solid on-base percentage guy, really ramping it up for Adam Eaton, Trea Turner in the middle of that lineup,” “It kind of makes Trea more of a production guy rather than a table-setter and I think both Adam and Trea in the middle of the lineup are going to benefit from him running around the bases at the bottom of the lineup” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 29, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re always built on starting pitching,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo dijo : "Espero haberle dado las herramientas apropiadas" External link

wsoctv Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re always built on starting pitching,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I knew he was never going to be satisfied, never going to be stagnant,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t think it was a conscious effort,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Nothing’s changed as far as his personality and his communication skills and the way he handles players,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Pat Corbin ) : “The next time I hear that story, Pat is going to have thrown his first bullpen session in flip flops,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 25, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “There’s going to be a point where we think a fair and equitable deal is on the table, and they’ll come to the point where they think a deal is fair and equitable, and then you’ll get a deal done,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t think that what other teams do affect our long-term strategies,” “We’ve got a plan in place for not only for this year but for the long-term, and I think we’ll follow that” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We have a blueprint and a plan in place, and keeping your talent is a huge part of that plan,” “We’re open to all sorts of ideas that keep us viable and competitive for the long haul” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s a mentor to me. He’s a person that you can bounce things off of. I can. Davey can,” “He checks just about every box that you need as an experienced baseball person” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's a mentor to me. He's a person that you can bounce things off of. I can. Davey can," "He checks just about every box that you need as an experienced baseball person" External link

wftv Friday, March 22, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's a mentor to me. He's a person that you can bounce things off of. I can. Davey can," "He checks just about every box that you need as an experienced baseball person" External link

actionnewsjax Friday, March 22, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s a mentor to me. He’s a person that you can bounce things off of. I can. Davey can,” “He checks just about every box that you need as an experienced baseball person” External link

seattletimes Friday, March 22, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve been good for about seven or eight seasons,” “We plan to be good for the foreseeable future” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 22, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I’m trying to keep my hands off him and say ‘Hi’ to him when he passes me in the hall,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “You threw him in the middle of the lineup on a contending team and put him in a position that he’d never played before in his life,” “You throw those type of things at a 19-year-old player, it’s remarkable that he had the season that he had. It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo added : “We’ve shown that when you are ready to play in the big leagues, we are not afraid to bring you up. We’ve done it with guys younger than him,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s going to be exciting to see this group jell together. We have a lot of different types of leaders — 10 real guys who are leaders,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We lost a significant number of players . . . [but] our plan has come to fruition as we foresaw,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

good4utah Friday, March 15, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He focuses inward with his competitiveness,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 15, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s been an elite pitcher for a very, very long time,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 15, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “When he’s healthy, I’d put him up against anybody in the game,” “I think he recognizes that his greatest value to us is when he’s on the mound. And I think that he’s working towards those ends of being a guy who’s a workhorse and pitches a lot” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 15, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

kiro7 Friday, March 15, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

wftv Friday, March 15, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

seattlepi Friday, March 15, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

wsoctv Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity,” “What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "It was almost borderline unfair that we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity," "What he has shown us, in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied" External link

fox13memphis Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I think ownership wants to stay within the parameters,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Ownership has given us the resources to put together this club,” “We’ve got a really talented team that we’ve put together within the parameters of what they wanted to do” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I haven’t been told that we’re not going to be able to do that,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re under the [competitive balance tax] and that’s where we want to stay,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “He’s one of our own,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 4, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Bryce Harper ) : “We met with Bryce a couple of times at the tail end of the season,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 4, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It was a $300 million deal over 10 years and there was some money deferred,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 4, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Bryce is must-see TV every time he comes to the plate with us, and Max [Scherzer] is must-see TV every time he pitches, so against each other, it’s going to be crazy,” “I can’t wait for that. I know the media loves to talk about the Bryce thing, but this division is going to be fun to play, and we respect all those teams. We fear none of them. Our job is to win the division and go deep into the playoffs. Our expectations haven’t changed in the last eight years, and we’re going to continue to plug away to win a championship” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, March 4, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “I think Anthony wants to be here. We’d like to have him,” “So I think there’s an opportunity there to have him be a National for a long time” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says ( about Bryce Harper ) : "I've known Bryce Harper since he was 16 years old," "I've got a terrific rapport with him. When you're talking about those business aspects, I always talk to representatives. The personal part is between the player and myself. The negotiation part is with his representative" External link

wusa9 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says : "We're the team that's supposed to win," External link

wusa9 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo says : "I'm Italian, so it would have to be something Italian," "Mama's meatballs were always good. So when people ask me 'What would your last meal be?' it would be spaghetti and meatballs" External link

wusa9 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re going to talk about the players we have on the team,” “We’re not going to talk about players that we don’t have on the team” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 18, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Starting pitching is the driver to me,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 11, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’ve allocated a lot of resources to our front of the rotation,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 11, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Bryce Harper ) : “The ‘Bryce situation’ and filling some of the other things that we’re trying to do are independent of each other,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, February 8, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo confirmed : “Ownership and I met with him and we made him an offer at the end of the season,” External link

forbes Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t give it much credence,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Nothing’s changed with Harp since the end of the season except that I think we’re a better team than we were at the end of the season,” “But we’re not closing the door on anything” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “His raw power is there and he just needs to put the bat on the ball more often and the power numbers will be there,” “You’re talking about a guy who has extreme power to the opposite field and he can hit it as far as anybody, so power has never held him back and it’s not anything that we worry about” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, December 25, 2018 3:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “If there was a definite everyday second baseman that we liked, we’d certainly consider that,” “If it was more of a hybrid role, we would consider that” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, December 17, 2018 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I think we’re going to have to win games and score a little bit differently this year,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 14, 2018 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I’m comfortable with our offense and our ability to score runs and win games,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 14, 2018 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “If there was a definite everyday second baseman that we liked, we’d certainly consider that,” “If it was more of a hybrid role, we would consider that. We’ve left ourselves open to a lot of different kinds of options, a lot of different ways to construct the bench and the back end of the roster” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:19:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business - we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel good about where we're at," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:32:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business — we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

dcourier Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel good about where we're at," External link

dcourier Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king," External link

dcourier Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I like to act and not react,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:31:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business - we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

wrcbtv Saturday, December 8, 2018 4:40:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business - we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

wftv Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:55:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel good about where we're at," External link

wftv Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:55:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king," External link

wftv Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:55:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

seattlepi Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel good about where we're at," External link

seattlepi Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king," "We've allocated a lot of resources to our front of the rotation, and I think that elite starters, middle-lineup bats and back-end relievers is where I think you spend your money," External link

seattlepi Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “You know, we feel good about the team we have in place right now,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We feel good about it. We feel good about where we’re at,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "I think they're independent of each other. I really do. We've gone about this business of creating a roster for 2019, and at the end of the day, we'll figure out whether that includes 'Harp' or not," "We thought it was good business - we had to fix the things we needed to fix. 'Harp' is a big part of our family, and we'd love to have him back" External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel good about where we're at," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king," "We've allocated a lot of resources to our front of the rotation, and I think that elite starters, middle-lineup bats and back-end relievers is where I think you spend your money," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Patrick Corbin ) : “We learned a lot about what their interests are, Jen and Patrick, and how we interact with people,” “I think bringing this type of personality, this type of attitude, is going to be important. Not just between the lines, but in the clubhouse, in the community and that type of thing” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “I don’t look at it as we’re bidding against anybody,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Junior College ) : “I scouted him at Chipola Junior College and he had great stuff back then,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Dusty Baker ) : "This had absolutely nothing to do with negotiations, dollars," "It was not a negotiation with Dusty" External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Stras has been a big part of this franchise since he joined it. He’s been an elite major league pitcher every time he toes the rubber,” “I couldn’t be happier that he’s going in the right direction going into October and it’s a place he belongs” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It is not easy to win baseball games at the major league level. It is not easy to win division championships,” External link

denverpost Monday, September 11, 2017 7:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It tells us that the depth we’ve created in the organization is second-to-none,” External link

denverpost Monday, September 11, 2017 7:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "The bone bruise, it's real," "It's an injury, and we're going to have to treat it accordingly" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 14, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "When talking about building an organization, you'd be short-sighted you'd be short-sighted to think about the 25 men on the major league roster," "This is a 40-, 50-man operation and you have to rely on great scouting to bring the players and great development to get these guys ready to play at an optimal level in a pennant race for the Washington Nationals, which is not easy" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 14, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “The good news is there’s no ligament or tendon damage, which is pretty remarkable in my mind just seeing the type of injury that he had,” External link

denverpost Monday, August 14, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Although we feel we’ve dodged a bullet … here with any long-term damage, the bone bruise is something of significance … We’ll treat him cautiously. We’re optimistic that he will be back by the end of the year,” External link

denverpost Monday, August 14, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “Harp plays it — as we’ve said before — 100 miles an hour with his hair on fire,” “That’s the way he’s going to play it throughout his career and you can’t fault a player for going hard all the time” External link

denverpost Monday, August 14, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “This was about never giving up” External link

bostonherald Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We see the arrow still going up with him," External link

mcclatchydc Thursday, December 8, 2016 1:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "We feel very comfortable with the deal," "We've done a lot of deals; I like win-win deals. I think the White Sox did a great job of acquiring good potential high-upside players. We got a good, young skillful player that we control for below market-value for the next five seasons. You have to give to get; we got what we wanted in Adam Eaton" External link

nydailynews Thursday, December 8, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "Adam fit our club perfectly — left-handed bat, balanced our line-up, high-energy guy, edge to him, plays the game the right way, good hitter, good defensive player both in center field and outstanding in the corner," "A productive player throughout his career. We see the arrow still going up with him" External link

chicagotribune Thursday, December 8, 2016 7:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Adam Eaton ) : “The (contract) term and the price tag had importance to us,” “But we really liked the skill of (Eaton). In the short term, he's certainly capable of playing center field” External link

triblive Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : ”He's one of the players that we're discussing,” “We're discussing a lot of different players, a lot of different avenues. We've got our net wide, and we're looking for any avenue to improve the ballclub” External link

triblive Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “It’s not like us to discuss anything that we (say) when we’re talking to players about anything, so I’m not going to answer any of those kind of questions,” “Those are private discussions between us and the players” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about Bryce Harper ) : “With every player that you acquire, it’s a possibility that you may lose them in their specific time frame. With Bryce Harper and every other player that has a contract expiring, you better make plans,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo responded : “I think urgency is a mistake. We’re coming off a 95-win team with a good young core of players and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : “We’re constantly talking to him throughout the year, throughout the winter, during the season,” “They’re not specific negotiations, but they’re discussions about strategies and philosophies and all those things that come into it” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said ( about White Sox ) : “We’ve had ongoing discussions with a lot of different teams. The White Sox and the Pirates have been two of them. But we’ve got a lot of lines in the water. We’ve got a lot of irons in the fire. … We’re going to be aggressive if the occasion arises, but we’re going to be prudent and smart about it” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "You look at the calendar and just the math doesn't work out. He's not stretched out and prepared to take on such an important game," External link

sltrib Friday, October 14, 2016 3:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's following our return-to-throw program and he's on schedule with that, so that's good," "We'll see how he feels tomorrow and take it from there. We'll literally go day by day" External link

sltrib Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:38:00 AM EAT

Mike Rizzo said : "He's following our return-to-throw program and he's on schedule with that, so that's good," "We'll see how he feels tomorrow and take it from there. We'll literally go day by day" External link

usnews Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:21:00 AM EAT



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general manager66.67%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
manager33.33%EN11/12/201112/11/2011
Names Lang Count
Mike RizzoEN97.96%
Mike RizzoES2.04%


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