Nats’ Rizzo proud of his staff

A few hours after the Nationals’ minor league system was named the best in Major League Baseball by Baseball America, general manager Mike Rizzo sent this e-mail to his scouting and player development staff.

From: Mike Rizzo
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 3:02 PM
Subject: Congratulations


A few minutes ago it was announced that Baseball America has ranked the Washington Nationals farm system #1 in baseball. I want to congratulate each and every one of you because this honor belongs to you.

I am well aware that this achievement is the direct result of a Scouting & Player Development staff that is the best in baseball. I want to personally express my thanks for the grueling hours, endless miles, and huge workload you’ve taken on. Your dedication and commitment is reflected in this accomplishment!

I am very proud and enormously appreciative. It is an honor to work with each of you and I look forward to sharing great successes together. You have my respect and my thanks.


Mike Rizzo


Even if this ranking was established before the Gio trade, this is still miles and miles and miles from where this organization was after being strip-mined during the MLB custodial phase. Rizzo and staff have done great things to get where they are. Now on to the phase where we see results on the field. Lets go Nats!

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And we went off and gave it all away..kinda like you build up savings over all the years and BOOM blow it all on 1 thing…

but i like gio so i hope it works out

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