The Washington Nationals, under General Manager Mike Rizzo, are doing some fall housecleaning. Rizzo, given the official "boss" title immediately after the successful Steven Strasburg negotiations, finally has carte blanche to put his stamp across the entire organization.á These first few moves are probably only the first wave of dismissals, opening positions that Rizzo can fill with "his guys", the backbone of what he (and all Nats fans)áhopes is the renaissance of baseball in the Nation's Captial. First, outfielder Elijah Dukes' handler, James Williams, was dismissed.á I guess the Nats thought Dukes was ready to ride without training wheels. To be fair to Dukes, he seemed like he had picked up a thing or two while he was in exile on a minor league assignment during the middle of the ...
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