Rizzo: No Urgency To Trade For Help Despite Injuries

The Nationals are dealing with a rash of injuries these days, but they still sit atop the NL East with a 14-8 record. Despite all the missing players, GM Mike Rizzo told a group of reporters this afternoon that he doesn't feel any urgency to look outside the organization for help.

"We're not making a push to look outside for offense or bullpen," said Rizzo according to ESPN's Jayson Stark (Twitter links). "We like the club we have. We just need to get healthy."

Drew Storen (elbow), Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder), Mike Morse (lat), Brad Lidge (hernia), and Chien-Ming Wang (hamstring) highlight the crop of Nationals currently on the DL. Storen and Lidge aren't expected back anytime soon, creating two big holes in the bullpen. The absence of Zimmerman and Morse take a bite out of an offense that has already scored the fourth fewest runs in the NL, though Bryce Harper's arrival should help.

12 Responses to Rizzo: No Urgency To Trade For Help Despite Injuries Leave a Reply

  1. nats2012 3 years ago

    And Mark Derosa.

  2. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    please please please nationals, take coco crisp off of the a’s hands!

  3. rainyperez 3 years ago

    With the Pirates scoring 2 runs a game I think that might be a slight over exaggeration. 

  4. Guest 3 years ago

    same with us during this 4, about to be 5, game losing streak. and before that it was hardly any better…just like 2 games “ballooned” our runs scored.

  5. Infield Fly 3 years ago

    You’ve got some serious skills to watch too! That throw to the plate by Harper tonight was a thing of b-e-a-u-t-y…regardless of the ump’s call!  :)

  6. johnsilver 3 years ago

     They say the umpiring has gotten better, but I tell u… it is sickening to watch one game, where pitches with the entire plate inside of the “zone” both up and down are called balls and the next game the umpire calls balls both high and low, above the “zone” strikes…

    Granted, none of today’s umpires are as bad as Dale Ford was on balls and strikes for changing a zone from pitch to pitch, but when a K zone changes by as much as 6″ plus from day to day, it has to be awful from a hitters standpoint.

  7. Infield Fly 3 years ago


    I don’t know what to say except… well…there’s this guy called CB Bucknor, see, and…

  8. melonis_rex 3 years ago

    I honestly don’t have a problem with different umpires having different zones (usually, the ump crew rotates and different umps have home plate).

    It’s when different pitchers within the same game appear to get seemingly different zones that’s really problematic.

  9. melonis_rex 3 years ago

     Country Joe West…

  10. Infield Fly 3 years ago


    Just once I wish the umps could get tossed! 😀

  11. johnsilver 3 years ago

     He should get tossed just for showboating and arrogance.

    No arguing anything with his highness. Sure “supposedly” disputing balls and strikes is a no-no, tho West is arrogant disputing anything, tries to hurry games.

    He thinks teams should swing at every pitch just so his lard butt can go home early.

  12. Infield Fly 3 years ago

    Hold up! We almost forgot someone we’d probably all rather forget: Angel Hernández.

    His antics & hunger for attention give me FITS!!

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