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Behind the scenes of Strasburg's development with the GM

Last Tuesday, Nationals rookie Stephen Strasburg made one of the most dynamic pitching debuts in major league history, striking out 14 batters in front of a sellout crowd and more than 200 media members in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The start was the culmination of Rizzo's meticulous pitching plan for Strasburg, developed a month before the Nationals even took the right-hander

Recalling 25 years in scouting & player development as the Draft approaches

We're back with another edition of Nationals Matters with Nationals GM Mike Rizzo. The First-Year Player Draft begins on Monday, and for the third time in his career, Rizzo will be making the No. 1 overall pick, having taken Justin Upton in 2005 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Stephen Strasburg with the Nationals last year. Rizzo sat down with MASNSports.com Nationals beat writer Ben

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