What’s with all of the uncertainty in Washington about Mike Rizzo’s future as GM of the Nationals? The architect of the 2019 world champions’ contract is up on the finish of the season and Nats proprietor Ted Lerner and his son, Mark, have seemingly felt no urgency to re-up him. The connection between Rizzo and the Nationals’ homeowners has reportedly been strained — particularly so when the homeowners let Dusty Baker go as supervisor over cash points again in 2017. It’s unclear if cash can be the difficulty with Rizzo, who earns $four million a yr. Rizzo, one of many final old-fashioned GMs, who values scouting over analytics, gave all of his scouts and high baseball operations folks one-year contracts final winter purportedly so they might be out there if he needed to transfer on after the season. One would hope the Lerners aren’t that short-sighted to let go of the person who constructed their franchise from one of many worst in baseball to perennial winners, one of many highest income groups within the recreation. … With the chance that Choose Kenesaw Mountain Landis’ title goes to be faraway from the Baseball Writers’ Most Beneficial Participant Awards, there’s been all types of speculations as to who would substitute him. A few writers have urged Frank Robinson, the one man to win MVP awards in each leagues. Robby was one of many best gamers of all time, however when it got here to the writers, he was additionally one of many greatest antagonists. He had no use for them and made that very clear. I’m positive there’ll in all probability be different solutions for whom to call the awards, however I’ve one among my very own to fulfill everybody: What’s mistaken with “American League and Nationwide League Most Beneficial Gamers?” So far as anybody knew that was all the time the case anyway.