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Quick Notes: Quotes from Mike Rizzo's weekly 106.7 the Fan appearance
Quotes and the latest news and headlines from Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo's weekly radio appearance on 106.7 the Fan for June 8
Wednesday's seem to be a must listen to for all Washington Nationals' fans and reporters as during Rizzo's weekly appearance there is just so much news and interesting tidbits that come out. Here is a full wrap-up of the quotes from Rizzo's Wednesday, June 8th appearance on 106.7 the Fan.
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"When athletes and players and pitchers are healthy, they’re going to pitch. That’s what they do for a living, that’s what they get paid for, so when we deem – Joe Ross and Stras and anybody else that’s on the (IL), which is a long list of guys – when we deem them ready to participate in the big leagues and to help us in the big leagues, they’ll be brought up just like in any other season because that’s what we do. That’s what these guys get paid for, and that’s what they want to do. I think that a healthy player, a healthy pitcher, if you want to hold them back through the year they wouldn’t let you because they’re healthy and they pitch for a living and they’re competitors and that’s what they want to do.” - Mike Rizzo on what the plan is for Stephen Strasburg moving forward despite the current Nationals situation.
“Terrible question, horrible question. That is such a radio station/media question – no, we will not do that... Dave Martinez is our manager, he’s a great manager, he’s a World Series championship manager, and he’s the guy to take this team to the next level when we’re prepared to do so -- and I think we’re prepared to do so in the new future." Mike Rizzo on if he is considering replacing Dave Martinez with Joe Maddon.
"Probably be careful sellers” at this summer’s trade deadline... We still have a long ways to figure that out... I would assume that if we’re playing at the rate we’re playing, we’ll probably be careful sellers and make sure that we maximize the players at least with expiring contracts" Mike Rizzo on the Nationals position at this year's trade deadline.