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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Rizzo Reply with quote

Rizzo might become a GM sooner rather than later.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3483972
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to NYT article, 10 teams are being investigated

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Federal authorities are investigating a group of general managers, scouts and scouting directors for possible fraud and tax evasion in connection with the signing of Dominican prospects, according to a lawyer with knowledge of the inquiry.

The investigation could ensnare as many as 10 teams, the lawyer said, and federal authorities are looking at major league teams with a sizable number of Dominican players and prospects to see if there was front-office misconduct.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shoewizard wrote:
According to NYT article, 10 teams are being investigated

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Federal authorities are investigating a group of general managers, scouts and scouting directors for possible fraud and tax evasion in connection with the signing of Dominican prospects, according to a lawyer with knowledge of the inquiry.

The investigation could ensnare as many as 10 teams, the lawyer said, and federal authorities are looking at major league teams with a sizable number of Dominican players and prospects to see if there was front-office misconduct.


I'd be serious cash the Dbacks are one of the 10
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd be serious cash the Dbacks are one of the 10


Because?????

Not snark: serious question about why you think this might be the case.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

List of major leaguers by nationality.

Just scroll down to see the Dominicans.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EvilJuan wrote:
levski wrote:
I'd be serious cash the Dbacks are one of the 10


Because?????

Not snark: serious question about why you think this might be the case.


http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/news/040508rosario.html

A lot depends on the time period they are investigating.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

levski wrote:
shoewizard wrote:
According to NYT article, 10 teams are being investigated

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Federal authorities are investigating a group of general managers, scouts and scouting directors for possible fraud and tax evasion in connection with the signing of Dominican prospects, according to a lawyer with knowledge of the inquiry.

The investigation could ensnare as many as 10 teams, the lawyer said, and federal authorities are looking at major league teams with a sizable number of Dominican players and prospects to see if there was front-office misconduct.


I'd be serious cash the Dbacks are one of the 10



Then Rizzo isn't likely to ever get a GM job?,Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seriously seriously doubt the current group in the F.O. would be involved in anything like this.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else missing this guy.

Take a good long look at what he is doing with the Nats.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before we get too excited about the Nats... their Pythag is 14-18, Livan Hernandez has a 1.04 ERA, and Pudge has a 151 OPS+

But Rizzo has done an excellent job mixing vets in and building around Zimmerman

He correctly gambled on Olsen, Willingham, Capps, etc

Hard to think they'll continue to compete unless they get better pitching but having 2 lights out guys in the pen so far has made all the difference.

Finishing above.500 which is very possible will go a long way to solidifying a fan base up there in DC.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE SHADOW wrote:
Anyone else missing this guy.

Take a good long look at what he is doing with the Nats.


Im missing his draft expertise but he seems to be doing some good things in Washington at the moment. That team is developing pretty good and has a good young core of players and soon they will have an Ace that will be one of the top pitchers in the game in Strasburg and will create a dynamic battery when they have Harper in the bigs in a few years.

A rotation of Strasburg, Zimmerman, Detwiler, Olsen, Wang could be very good very soon couple with a shut down closer in Capps and Drew Storen as the set-up soon.

Their line-up still needs some work but Rizzo could defintely make them a very strong team by next year.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colt-Back wrote:


A rotation of Strasburg, Zimmerman, Detwiler, Olsen, Wang could be very good very soon couple with a shut down closer in Capps and Drew Storen as the set-up soon.


Careful ColtBack... you dont want to get called into Lev's closet

http://forum.diamondbacksbullpen.org/viewtopic.php?p=334666&highlight=capps#334666

But seriously, Capps is due for a nasty reversion to the mean. But he's still light years better than anything we picked up in the offseason.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe Lev should get called into his own office. I don't think Capps is the second coming of Trevor Hoffman or anything, but to think he'd be worse than Howry is a stretch IMO.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dre wrote:
Colt-Back wrote:


A rotation of Strasburg, Zimmerman, Detwiler, Olsen, Wang could be very good very soon couple with a shut down closer in Capps and Drew Storen as the set-up soon.


Careful ColtBack... you dont want to get called into Lev's closet

http://forum.diamondbacksbullpen.org/viewtopic.php?p=334666&highlight=capps#334666

But seriously, Capps is due for a nasty reversion to the mean. But he's still light years better than anything we picked up in the offseason.


I agree he is likely to at least regress some way to his mean but he's been a shut down closer for them this year and thats what i was referring to. I think the kid Storen could be a good closer in a couple of years so the Nats are looking quite healthy in that department.
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