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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

mlb,com Nationals name Mike Rizzo Assistant GM and Vice President of Baseball Operations

Rizzo, 45, joins the Nationals after spending the previous seven seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, primarily as Director of Scouting. Following the 2005 campaign, when eight Diamondback players were honored with individual awards and/or designations to their leagues’ All-Star teams, Rizzo was promoted, earning the title of Vice President of Scouting Operations after the Diamondbacks were named Topps’ Organization of the Year.

This loss stings, but I wish Rizzo best of luck in all hia future endeavors.  We’ll just have to wait and see how scouting skill translates into the GM office.

We don't have dahlians at the Palace of Wisdom Posted: July 26, 2006 at 11:00 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Chris in Wicker Park Posted: July 26, 2006 at 02:13 PM (#2112867)
As a Mets fan, the Nationals are starting to scare me. Excellent hire, I think.
   2. shoewizard Posted: July 26, 2006 at 07:49 PM (#2113541)
Mike Rizzo said to a friend that one of the biggest reasons for his success in the drafts in Arizona was because the team gave him the checkbook he needed to make the right picks. He was not limited by the size of the check he could write when making his decisions. That is a huge factor, and at least some Kudos need to go to ownership for investing in the draft and prospects.
   3. Juan V Posted: July 26, 2006 at 07:58 PM (#2113552)
If Nats ownership hire some brains for the front office, and keep Bowden under check, they could become very good, relatively soon. The Mets look to be strong for a while, but the Nats are as good a bet as any to challenge them in the NL East, at least until the young Marlins mature.

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