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Nats GM Mike Rizzo is messing with people's heads

Jul 30, 2010, 9:12 PM EDT

Based on what Buster Olney of just tweeted, it’s pretty fair to say that Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is driving his fellow general managers crazy.

According to Olney, the Nationals had told teams interested in Adam Dunn that a “key piece” to get a deal done was Edwin Jackson. This forced teams to try to pry Jackson away from the Diamondbacks. Of course, just before 1pm EST today, the White Sox acquired Jackson from the D-Backs in exchange for right-hander Daniel Hudson and left-hander David Holmberg.

Now, according to Olney, the Nationals are indicating that they don’t want Jackson.

So, this brings us to the conclusion that Rizzo was messing with people all along or perhaps he finally realized that Jackson just isn’t very good and will be a free agent after 2011.

  1. Largebill - Jul 30, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    That has to be the most fun part of being a GM. Jackson? Edwin Jackson? No, you misunderstood. That’s not who I want for Dunn.

  2. Ick McWang - Jul 31, 2010 at 12:44 AM

    maybe rizzo is good friends with the diamondbacks gm and figured he would help the guy inflate jacksons value

  3. willmose - Jul 31, 2010 at 8:35 AM

    GMs messing with people’s head. Isn’t this a dog bites man story?

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