Mike Rizzo channeling his inner Danny Espinosa?
Here we go again. Remember back on April 14, 2013, when a certain strikeout-prone 2nd baseman who would eventually be exiled to the minors made the following ridiculous statement about the Atlanta Braves, on the heels of being swept?
"I still don’t think that they’re better than us. They’re hot right now. They’ve come back on some people, they’re playing well, it doesn’t last forever so I’m not worried about it."
(Danny Espinosa, via CSNWashington.com, 4/14/2013)
And so, it only seems fitting that almost exactly a year to the day, a certain GM would make the following ridiculous statement about the Atlanta Braves just a few hours before falling to 1-5 on the season after being swept:
"We feel we’re better than this team. We respect them and we respect their organization. But we don’t fear them. We think we’re the better team, and at the end of the day we’re going to come out on top."
(Mike Rizzo, via Nats Insider.com, 4/13/2014)
Time to start proving it. Good news: Nats don't see the Braves again until June 19.