Report: Nationals pick up GM Mike Rizzo's option for 2014
The Nationals have decided to pick up GM Mike Rizzo's option for the 2014 season, reports MLB.com, which is also reporting that the two sides are working toward an extension beyond 2014.
The Washington Nationals have decided to pick up general manager Mike Rizzo's option for the 2014 season, reports Bill Ladson of MLB.com -- who also reports that the two parties are working toward an extension beyond the 2014 season.
Rizzo became the Nationals' interim GM during the spring of 2009 when previous GM Jim Bowden resigned. Rizzo was given the permanent GM job in August of that season.
Under Rizzo's watch, the Nationals have drafted the likes of Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen and Anthony Rendon. They've traded for Gio Gonzalez and Denard Span while signing Jayson Werth, Adam LaRoche, Dan Haren and Rafael Soriano.
Before Rizzo's tenure, the Nationals had never finished better than fourth place in the NL East, but they finished third in 2011 and then won the division last season with the best record in the majors -- 98-64.
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