During NatsFest yesterday, the rumor started that the Toronto Blue Jays were considering hiring Mike Rizzo to be their CEO. This caused a lot of concern for Nationals fans, because Mike Rizzo has built the Washington Nationals into a great team that has won the NL East two out of the past three years.
I saw Mike Rizzo after NatsFest and asked him about the rumor:
Direct quote from Mike Rizzo-“I’m staying here in Washington with you”. Sorry #BlueJays
— Matt’s Bats (@MattsBats) December 13, 2014
This was breaking news to a lot of Nationals fans.
— That guy (@md_dc) December 13, 2014
.@MattsBats with the scoop: Rizzo is not going to Toronto.
— LauraRoose (@LauraRoose) December 13, 2014
— The Blank Pennant (@blankpennant) December 13, 2014
— Andrew Flax (@AndrewFlaxTNB) December 13, 2014
Rizzo rumors broken to me by @MattsBats. Hoping they hold no water. Go away, Toronto.
— Capital Sports Fcst (@NatsWx) December 14, 2014
It seems that Nats fans can have some relief. The man who has traded Steve Lombardozzi, Zach Walters, Mike Morse, Tommy Milone, Matt Capps, Alex Meyer, and Cristian Guzman for Doug Fister, Asdrubal Cabrera, A.J. Cole, Gio Gonzalez, Wilson Ramos, Tanner Roark, and Denard Span will be staying here in DC.