It was a busy day in NatsTown, starting just around midnight when the Washington Nationals decided to re-sign right-hander Ross Ohlendorf on a one-year deal that gives them pitching depth Nats' GM Mike Rizzo said Tuesday was unlike anything they've had since he's been in D.C. Rizzo talked to reporters early yesterday about the trade with the Detroit Tigers that brought Doug Fister to the nation's capital. The Nationals' fifth-year general manager then made the rounds on the radio, terrestrial and satellite, talking about the deal and the team's plans for the rest of the winter, which include adding some relief help, preferably from the left side and bolstering the Nats' bench after solidifying the rotation.
The Winter Meetings start next week, but the Hot Stove season has already begun in earnest.
With all the news that there is out there, we decided to get together for a Hot Stove edition of our podcast-y thing, Nats Nightly, featuring Federal Baseball's Doghouse, myself and the District Sports Page's Dave Nichols. We tried to touch on as much as we could in the fifteen minutes we had to catch up on everything that's happened since the 2013 season ended. Doug Fister. The Nats' rotation. Ohlendorf's deal. It went by quickly. Give a listen while you get ready for your day...
- New Nationals' New Starter Doug Fister On Leaving Tigers For The Nats, Ground Balls And More
- Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo On Doug Fister, Ross Detwiler, Robinson Cano And Anthony Rendon
- Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo And Matt Williams On Defense And Doug Fister
- Nationals Improve Rotation, Team By Trading for Doug Fister
- Wire Taps: Nationals Acquire Doug Fister From Tigers; Nats Sign Ross Ohlendorf