‘The rebuild continues’ Washington Nationals sign Mike Rizzo to extension

General manager Mike Rizzo will remain in charge of the rebuilding of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Washington Nationals.

According to ESPN on Thursday, the Nationals have signed Rizzo to a multi-year extension after his contract expires this year. Specific terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed.

Rizzo has been at the helm of the Nats for 15 years, having been named general manager in March 2009. During Rizzo’s tenure, the Nats have won the National League East four times and reached the World Series in 2019.

However, the Nats finished last in the NL East for three straight seasons, starting in 2020 and ending last year. So far this season, the team hasn’t gotten out of last place with a 65-80 record. This is the result of a rebuilding process that saw the Nats lose many of the key players from their 2019 championship run.안전놀이터

The Nats traded top pitcher Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trey Turner to the Los Angeles Dodgers for four prospects during the 2021 season. Key offensive player Anthony Rendon left for the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent after the 2019 season, and Juan Soto rejected Washington’s offer to stay and went to the San Diego Padres in a trade last year.

“It was a loss, but it was a worthwhile investment for the next eight to 10 years,” Rizzo said, adding, “I’m looking forward to getting through a tough rebuilding period and making something good out of it.”

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