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Sport Nationals extend GM Mike Rizzo through 2020

15:50  05 april  2018
15:50  05 april  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

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The Nationals have extended president and general manager Mike Rizzo 's contract through the 2020 season, the team announced Thursday. We've agreed to a contract extension with President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo . pic.twitter.com/mVruboZEiA.

Nationals President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo , the architect of one of the winningest teams of this decade, will continue to lead the franchise beyond this season. In a move that showed nearly unprecedented awareness of optics, and turned a spring of internal unrest into a newfound sense of

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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was a lame duck this year. He’s not lame anymore: the Nats just agreed to a two-year contract extension, taking him through the 2020 season.

The Nats have a a .572 winning percentage since Rizzo took over as the GM in 2009, have won four division championships and are currently on a string of six consecutive winning seasons. During his tenure the club has drafted Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon, traded for Trea Turner and Adam Eaton and signed free agents Max Scherzer and Daniel Murphy. He has transformed the club from a bottom-dweller to one of the best in the game. The only knock on the club in that time is its inability to escape the first round of the playoffs, though that’s not the sort of thing in a GM’s control.

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The Washington Nationals and general manager Mike Rizzo have finalized a multiyear contract This year, the Nationals are in last place in the division in the pandemic-shortened season, but the 2020 On the same day the Nationals renewed their commitment to Rizzo , the team recalled top

The Washington Nationals and general manager Mike Rizzo finalized a multiyear contract extension Saturday. “We are thrilled that Mike will continue to lead our club,” Lerner said in a statement released by the team. “He guided us through the early years of building this franchise into what it is

Rizzo will have some challenges to face in the next couple of years. Chief among them: Bryce Harper will be a free agent this winter and will either cause the Nats to have to totally alter their budget to keep him or cause them to fill the hole his departure will cause if he leaves.

Rizzo will now be handling that task with at least some job security. Not a ton, actually — other top baseball executives like Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein have recently received five-year deals. Even others who, like Rizzo, do not have a World Series ring, have gotten longer pacts. Given the age and makeup of this team, however, it’s also the case that, come 2020, ownership is facing a totally different situation than it is now, so they may want the flexibility.

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The GM of the reigning World Series champs spoke to reporters in a conference call on Friday.

Nats extend GM Rizzo , Martinez may be next. General manager hopes to work out long-term deal “He guided us through the early years of building this franchise into what it is today -- a perennial Rizzo has been at the helm for some of the Nationals ’ most memorable transactions, including inking

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